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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 12-20-2012
Frequency: weekly
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 20, 2012Vol 31 No. 975 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Oaks residents to form POADunnellon Oaks residents, concerned by rumor about the city wanting to potentially annex them, are forming a Property Owners Association. At the Dec. 10 City Council meeting, residents formally presented the City Council with a petition stating it did not wish to be annexed into the city. Mayor Nathan Whitt assured residents there are no plans to annex Dunnellon Oaks. Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, said annexation cannot occur without approval of residents there. 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 drop-off 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. 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 489-8021. 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 Saturday 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. Saturday. For more information, call 438-2520. For Jan DeWitt and the hoards of volunteers for Families In Need of Dunnellon, helping those who are less fortunate or just providing those who are alone, especially during the holidays, a place to call home for a day, is what matters most. For charity Christians, its not necessarily a responsibility, but an opportunity to show people there are people who care. While Familes In Need cannot provide funding to assist people with mortgage payments or money for their electricity bill, what it can do is provide food and clothes. Come Christmas Day, theyll not only provide food, but a warm home-cooked meal and a place to spend a portion of the day. After a large turnout for its Riverland News photosSanta Claus sat down to answer a few tough questions from 30-plus kindergarten students as well as a few teenagers and some adults prior to his big night of delivering gifts worldwide. Santa loves oatmeal cookies with raisins and prefers milk over hot chocolate. Santa discusses magic, vacations, Mrs. Claus and elves S anta Claus recently took a break from his hectic Christmas schedule to sit down with the Riverland News along with the Julie Mancinis Dunnellon High School Journalism students and two kindergarten classes from Dunnellon Elementary School to answer a few questions about his likes, dislikes and favorite memories and what Christmas means to Jolly Old St. Nick, who delivers Christmas presents to good boys and girls around the world. Santa also took time out to visit with children young and old to check his list twice. We all passed and are on the Nice List for this Christmas season. Santa also delivered a few stocking stuffers earlier for the youngsters. Riverland News: What is your favorite cookie? Santa Claus: Oatmeal with raisins, but chocolate chip is a close second. Riverland News: How do you eat all the cookies? Santa Claus: This is the before picture. Wait about two weeks and I will be different looking. Riverland News: What is your favorite color? Santa Claus: Thats a tough one, but red is the answer. Riverland News: Hows Rudolph? Santa Claus: Hes doing A volunteer puts whipped cream on a piece of pie during Families In Needs Thanksgiving Dinner. The group will serve Christmas Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at the Legion Hall on U.S. 41. Event will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Legion Hall on U.S. 41 Families In Need to host Christmas dinner JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FAMILIES page 6 Agency targets trail projects TPO will push for funding The Marion County Transportation Planning Organization committee knows full well the impact the extension of the Withlacoochee State Trail could have on Marion County. With construction under way for a bridge across the Withlacoochee River to connect the current 46-mile-long trail, which currently spans three counties, to a proposed bicycle trail through Dunnellon, leaders on the TPO have keenly set their sights on pushing for funds to assist state, county and local officials to make it happen. At the TPO meeting Nov. 27, board members made developing a connection from the Pruitt Trailhead to Blue Run Park its No. 1 local project with assisting the city of Dunnellon with its planned bicycle trail through town, its No. 2 project. However, before the TPO can sign off on any potential funding, its going to have to convince other regional groups of the benefits of the trail to their regions. Right now, we see positive of the trail coming into Marion County, said Greg Slay, TPO director. But were going to have to convince other regional areas of the same. Doing so would free up grant funding from the Department of Transportation to be JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsEight-year-old Catherine Deenen shows off the Barbie Doll she selected for herself as Officer Carolina Rolfes looks on during the second annual Cops for Kids Christmas shopping program. Agencys program brightens up childrens Christmas For 18 youths, a special night of dining out and shopping Friday night prior to Christmas served up more than they or their dinner guests expected. Smiles and laughs dominated dinner; so did Christmas shopping, as the Dunnellon Police Department hosted its second annual Cops for Kids, a program modeled after the nationally known Shop with a Cop program. Not only did the youths, boys and girls ages 6 to 12, get to mingle with Dunnellons law enforcement officers and staff, but they got to mix it up with multiple city employees as the agencys program expanded from 10 children a year ago to the 17 this year. It was awesome, said Officer Carolina Rolfes, the event organizer. At first, it was a little chaotic, because this is the biggest event weve done with so many children and it was the first time weve worked so closely with members of the city staff. But it was great. Everyone worked together really well and had a great time. The kids were ecstatic. Each child was provided with dinner and a drink at Swampys, as officers, city employees and volunteers ate the same Cops for Kids takes youths holiday shopping See SANTA page 19 See AGENCY page 19 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PROGRAM page 7

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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For more information, call the library at 438-4520. 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. All proceeds benefit local charities. Knights to host dinner dance The 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 pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 JOINT PAIN? 000DD8Y 2155 W. 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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 Solution to puzzle on Page 19 A 20-year-old Citrus County man was charged Monday with driving under the influence, according to a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report. The report stated Joshua D. Lass of Inverness was driving southbound on U.S. 41 when law enforcement officers observed Lass driving 46 mph in a 35 mph in the 11700 block of North Williams Street. According to the report, Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Anger attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Lass, who was driving a 1999 green Ford Ranger, continued traveling south on U.S. 41, passing two parking lots and two side streets before stopping in the Circle K parking lot at 11946 N. Williams St. The report stated Cpl. Arnold and Anger then made contact with Lass. Officers, in their report, stated they could detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Lass. According to the report, officers asked Lass if he had been drinking to which Lass stated, hed had a couple of beers. Authorities noted Lass had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and they could detect the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Lass breath. Officers also noted they observed a beer coozie between Lass legs and that there was an open 18-pack of Coors Light (six cans remaining) and multiple empty beer cans in the truck bed. The report stated Anger and Cpl. Bruce Arnold asked Lass to exit the vehicle and asked him if would participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises to which he agreed. Officers noted in their report Lass failed the following tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Exercise, the Walk-and-Turn Exercise, the One-Leg Stand Exercise, the Finger to Nose Exercise, the Rhomberg Balance Exercise and the Rhomberg Alphabet Exercise. According to the report, Lass was informed he was being charged with driving under the influence and transported to the Marion County Jail. At the Marion County Jail, Lass was given a breathalyzer test in which he blew a 0.197 percent and 0.190 percent. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08 percent. Lass bond was set at $500.According to jail records, Lass made bail late Monday morning. Inverness man, 20, charged with DUI JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Here come the Clauses NANCY BROWALL/Special to the Riverland NewsSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive Friday at Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow and Light Show via pontoon boat. The parks annual Christmastime event will continue Dec. 21 to 23 with Lights only Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $1. Annual passes are not accepted. Children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call Nicky Aiken, park services specialist, at 465-8555 or email Nicky.Aiken@dep.state. fla.us. For more pictures from Santa Over the Rainbow, see the Dec. 27 edition of the Riverland News. NEWS NOTES Friends of the Library book store open

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A 41-year-old Dunnellon man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence, his third offense within 10 years of his prior conviction, according to an arrest report. The report stated Jason Edward Bates was also charged with driving while his license was knowingly suspended or revoked, his third offense since his prior conviction. According to the report, Bates was stopped in the 12000 block of North Florida Avenue on Dec. 10 after authorities discovered Bates was driving an Oldsmobile while his license was suspended. The report stated upon making contact with Bates, he told authorities he did not have a drivers license and could only provide a Tennessee identification card. His ID was verified by the Marion County Sheriffs Office teletype. According to the report, Officer Shane Yox noted Bates had bloodshot eyes and he could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Bates. The report stated Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Anger arrived on scene to provide assistance. After arriving, Cpl. Arnold asked Bates to exit his vehicle, at which time Yox discovered an open can of Steele Reserve Beer, which was half empty and cold to the touch. The report stated Bates was asked if he had been drinking any alcoholic beverages during the night, at which time he told law enforcement authorities, Yes, I have been drinking for two straight weeks. According to the report, Cpl. Arnold asked Bates to submit to a series of field sobriety exercises to determine his ability to operate a motor vehicle, which Bates declined. At that time, the report stated, Bates was charged with driving under the influence and driving while license knowingly suspended. Bates was then transported to the Citrus County Jail, where he refused a lawful test of his breath. His bond was set at $7,000. A 44-year-old Crystal River man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries Monday, Dec. 10, according to an arrest report from the Dunnellon Police Department. The report stated Phillip Q. Bryan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injures after striking the back of Douglas Perzeys vehicle with his 2006 Dodge truck. According to the report, Perzey told authorities Bryan rear-ended the back of his vehicle in the 11300 block of U.S. 41. Perzey stated Bryan exited his vehicle wearing khaki shorts, no shirt and flip flops and asked if Perzey was alright, returned to his vehicle and drove off, heading north on U.S. 41, ran the red light and turned into Chatmire. The report stated shortly after 1 p.m. Officer Adam Robinson was dispatched to Progress Rail Services behind Dunnellon Plaza in reference to a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the hit-and-run accident. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found the truck, which had extensive front end damage. Robinson approached the truck, but it had been abandoned. According to the report, Chief Joanne Black made contact with Terry OBrien Jr., who advised authorities Bryan had pulled onto the railroad tracks across from Progress Rail Services yard and parked the truck and fled on foot, heading north into Chatmire. The report stated Robinson found Bryan at the intersection of Southwest 105th Lane and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Robinson then approached Bryan and asked him if he was the driver of the Dodge truck, which he said, I (explicative) up. Robinson asked Bryan if he was involved in the accident to which he stated yes. Bryan was transported back to his vehicle at which time authorities completed their accident investigation. Upon completing the accident investigation, the report stated, Bryan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. He was placed in the back of a patrol car, at which time authorities detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his breath. The report stated Bryan admitted to consuming two beers, which were found in the back seat of his truck. According to the report, Bryan didnt show any signs of impairment. The report stated Bryan was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000. According to Marion County Jail records, Bryan made bail Thursday, Dec. 13. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 River views Gift of giving evident throughout holidaysThe Food Pantry at Blue Cove is an ecumenical partnership of Holy Faith Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church of Dunnellon. During the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, we distributed 191 turkeys and hams for Dunnellon families. We would like to thank all who donated to this ministry work. Throughout the year, food pantries in Dunnellon supplement many households and the appreciation by the recipients was quite evident. The gift is truly in giving.Dale Meehan Dunnellon City needs to take steps to answer questionsThe editorial in last weeks Riverland News was insightful and helpful. The city should obtain an impartial, outside financial audit of Greenlight current finances and the outlook for the future. This information would be for the City Council to make an informed, unemotional and factual based decision on the future of Greenlight. I would rather it be public information, but am a realist. A public meeting could be held, also with the information the censors believe can be accessible to the public footing the bill. The city needs to know if Greenlight is a viable operation or the mistake that will drown the city in debt. For example, ad valorem taxes for Dunnellon in 2013 are a projected $852,000. The water/sewer projected income FY 13 is $2,872,468. That is why the city was able to raid $1.4 million dollars from the water/sewer funds. A good question would be: what if this money were not available? Could Dunnellon have met its financial obligations? Can Dunnellon City even borrow any more money on the open or government loan market with the present financial shape? What is the city credit rating? These questions and many more need to be addressed. My guess is at the end of FY 13 Greenlight will need to borrow $2 million from the water/sewer enterprise funds. Somehow I just do not believe they will get $4.6 million in customer fees. I have to guess at my numbers, but the City Council does not. A few sample questions for the council. How many real paying customers does Greenlight have? What is FY 13 projected revenue? How much money will Greenlight make/lose FY 13? When will Greenlight go into the black? What is the signup (penetration) rate? How long and how much money will need to be borrowed? True cost per customer? These questions are fairly easy to answer; there are many more. Until Greenlight is resolved the status of Dunnellon finances are in peril. St e v e Sw e tt Rainbow Springs Visit from Santa will be lifetime memory N ope, I am not counting down until New Years. According to the Mayan Calendar there wont be a new year, so why bother? For years people have taken the end of the Mayan Calendar Dec. 21 to be the end of the world. I just see it as the end of the calendar. If I truly felt it was the end of the world, do you think I would be sitting in my house in Dunnellon? Nope, Hawaii here I come. If I have to go, I am going to be on a sunny beach drinking a rum and pineapple and chillin in the breeze. Some people go all doomsday prep. That is not my style. I lived with a hoarder and its not fun. I already have enough stuff in my house. There is no way I am stuffing it with boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned peas and enough water to fill an ocean. Have you seen that show Doomsday Preppers? Man, it is one scary and depressing world. People hoard decades worth of food, supplies and ammo. If those are the kinds of people left standing after a major catastrophe, I think I would be happier six feet under. Survival of the fittest is not my idea of living. I dont want any part of that world. So, what would I do with the last few days of my life? First off, I would book my trip to Hawaii. Sure, I may miss a day in travel but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. I want my last day on earth to be filled with sunshine. Of course, I would spend time with loved ones family and friends. That is a given. If I had more time I would travel back to Ireland. Yep, a week in the dark, damp isle of Erie would definitely make me appreciate my last days on the beach in a grass skirt and coconut bra. After visiting the land of my ancestors, I would visit my own past and head back to Pine Creek Beach where I grew up in Connecticut. Between the major storms and multimillionaires, the home I grew up in is no longer there. The old neighborhood is no longer the old neighborhood. It is full of McMansions and dot.com summer homes. The homes and the people may change, but Long Island Sound will always be there. The smell of the salt water even low tide the sound of the bell buoy and the putt-putt of a motorboat going down the Creek at six knots is what makes memories. Once all my visiting was completed I would head to the store. No, a shopping spree is not in my makeup. The older I have grown, I have realized that the more you own means the more you have to fix, replace or clean. Less is better. I would hit all the grocery stores and buy every piece of chocolate on the shelf. I would pay for it by credit card (sorry, but it if it is the end of the world I want to get at least one The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL C hristmas is definitely upon us. Theres not much time left to prepare. I sure hope Im ready. Those of you who know me know that its my least favorite time of the year, but I also appreciate the meaning of the holiday and how special it is. Plus, I havent always disliked Christmas. In fact, I came up with 10 things that I love about it. So, here goes. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, especially the ones with the family pictures on them. I have a few friends one in Germany I correspond with infrequently. So, I cant wait to hear from them. Likewise, I enjoy designing mine, too. Weve gotten very creative over the years. I love all pictures of Christmas scenery with the houses decorated so perfectly, nestled among the trees with the fireplace going and the snow covering the grounds and the roof. You can feel the holiday spirit just by looking at them, which brings me to the decorated houses we seek out each year, some with music, animation and movements that you have to see to believe. I love the anticipation you feel on Christmas Eve as you lie in bed. No matter the age I think its always there. Theres nothing like the squeal of the kids in the morning and whether you believe in Santa or not, you still have to get up at the crack of dawn. I love coming up with gifts that are so unique that nobody would have guessed what they were. Christmas is one time when its better to give than receive. Some of the best movies come out this time of the year. Ive already expressed my love of Miracle on 34th Street. And who doesnt love Its A Wonderful Life? Its also the time to catch all those movies from your childhood like Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman and enjoy them with a new generation. My grandson is new to Charlie Brown and loves him as much as we did. Those movies are timeless. Once in awhile you catch a new holiday movie that is really good. The 25 Days of Christmas series, which ABC Family runs each year is awesome. I know several families try to watch them all. My favorite remains the Christmas Eve marathon of A Christmas Story, but I sure hope he doesnt shoot his eye out this year. OK, I hate to admit this next one, 10 things columnist likes about Christmas 10, 9, 8, 7 ... the end is nearing? F or me, I have many wonderful Christmas memories etched into my conscience, and most dont center on gifts I was given, or didnt receive. Many of my Christmas memories center on family, decorating the tree and food. My fondest memories are those of helping my grandmother decorate her tree in the north living room, playing Christmas music from the likes of Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Burl Ives and Andy Williams, to name a few. There, we would help her string lights and a myriad of other decorations she had accumulated throughout the years, as we snacked on homemade Chex mix. Yes, for those younger than I, Chex mix is something we made at home long before you could purchase it at the local stores, and it came in just one flavor original. The tree, covered with strands of lights and what seemed like thousands of decorations and the angel topper, wasnt complete until the grandkids put the final touches on the decorations. It was then she would pull out the construction paper and cut it into strips, hand us the glue and wed set to work like elves in Santas workshop. We knew our job was to create the construction paper garland ring, which always completed the tree for the season. Then there were the Christmas goodies my grandmother would whip up which would make our tastebuds dance with delight: cookies, cakes, breads and pies. Oh, my, how she could spend hours in the kitchen. In my youth, most of her baking was by scratch. She didnt start using storemade pie crusts until I was a teenager. But it was always the holidays I looked forward to each year, because then it was the time of the year I knew she would make her candied apples, if you will. They were to die for, and as I got older she always made two plates of them. One for everyone else, one for me. Leftovers, if there was such a thing, were generally split between my uncle and me. My grandmother passed away in 1995, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was in the hospital during Thanksgiving, which made the day that much more awkward. My grandmother never missed a holiday, no matter how much snow, sleet and ice were on the ground; she was always there. I havent had those yummy apples since 1994, and have scoured the Internet randomly throughout the years in search of said recipe, which I am certain consists of melted cinnamon red hots, sugar and water. She dipped peeled and cored halves of apples in the mixture, let them cool, served S ee JER S EY page 5 Audrey Beem Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan Editor TIME TO SMILE S ee OTHER page 5 S ee S MILE page 5

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freebie!) Now, thats the only thing worth hoarding! Death by chocolate is the only way to go. I would pack my suitcase full of chocolate getting past the TSA may be difficult, but I could always bribe them with raspberry truffles. I sure hope it doesnt melt on the way to Hawaii not that it would matter. I would lick the chocolate off the wrappers; I have no shame! Some people may say it is best to repent before the end is near. I would need another month and a half to do that. Seriously, if I am on my way out the last thing I want to think about is all the bad things I did in life. I do that on a daily basis. Guilt is the mainstay of a Catholic upbringing. I wouldnt waste time thinking about all the things I didnt get to do. I have only a few things left on my bucket list learn sign language and take up tap dancing. Sure, I have regrets. I regret my whole life. Then again, I regret none of it. I never understand people who say they have no regrets thats not humanly possible. On one hand, if you dont have regrets, it means you havent lived. On the other hand, she wore a glove. Gosh, I crack myself up. Why regret anything? Life is what it is. If you cant have a sense of humor when it comes to the end of the world maybe you need to be reincarnated. Hopefully, you will get it the second time around. That is if you dont come back as a doomsday prepper. They are very serious people. A sense of humor isnt worth hoarding in their world. A lot of people are throwing EOTW (End of the World) parties. I must regretfully RSVP with a no. Ill be working on my tan. Aloha! chilled with a slice of walnut or pecan. It makes my mouth water just thinking about the holiday delicacy. Dont bother with an Internet search. Im pretty sure Ive found what Ive been looking for. (For those of you curious about what Ive been babbling about, here is the website for the recipe: www.tasteofhome.com/ Recipes/CinnamonApples.) Im certain we all have our own share of holiday memories; hopefully, plenty that warm your hearts this holiday season. As youll see on todays front page of the Riverland News we invited Santa Claus to a press conference for a question-and-answer session at Dunnellon High School. We invited a couple of kindergarten classes to come along and join in for some extra holiday cheer. Call it cheesy or hokey, but I can guarantee you that the smile on each of the childrens faces who visited with Santa, known to many in the community as Sam Scott, were priceless. Its a smile I cannot even describe because you had to be there to see it, though Im hopeful from some of the pictures youll have a better understanding of the great time the children had. This was a memorable moment, a Kodak moment if you will. (The photographers there just happened to be using Nikons and a Canon.) So as you gather around your Christmas tree in the coming days to celebrate Christmas, remember it really isnt about how many presents are under the tree, or if they are the biggest, most expensive or popular ones, either. Because what you have around you, your loved ones family and friends and the memories you create are the priceless gifts that everyone remembers for years, not the ones wrapped in paper with a shiny ribbon. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 5 OTHER continued from page 4 but I love Christmas sweaters. Yes, the flashier the better. I own at least five of them myself. My husband hates every one of them. Yet, I wear them proudly and Ill probably buy a few more. I love spiked eggnog, roasted chestnuts and all the holiday flavored coffees and milkshakes. Peppermint anything has me drooling. I love the retelling of the story of Jesus birth and it always feels like the first time Im hearing it. I love the King James Version the best. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. It gets me every time, especially when read at midnight Mass. So I would like to make two recommendations. One is a movie and one a book. They both portray this story beautifully. The book is called Two from Galilee and its the love story of Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth. The movie is called Amahl and the Night Visitors, and its one I always think about at this time of the year. OK, so there are my 10 things I like about Christmas. However, I need to add one more. The thing I like the most about Christmas is the camaraderie we all feel at the end of the day for a job well done and another year of worship and survival. 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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. Thanksgiving Day dinner, DeWitt expects more to come out for the nonprofit organizations Christmas Day dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Families In Need served 566 people for Thanksgiving and expects 600 more people to come out for Christmas. DeWitt stressed the meal isnt for those in need, that anyone is welcome to join in on the feast. There are many people who dont want anyone to be alone for Christmas, she explained. They get sad and dont have family in the area. We want them to know theyre welcome to come join us for dinner or volunteer. We dont want anyone to be alone for Christmas. We want them to know they can come have a large Christmas dinner with us. We are a family, we have so much fun. Everyone counts, everyone matters. DeWitt praised the efforts of her volunteers who support Families In Need, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year. She said the nonprofit agency receives much-needed assistance from area churches, citizens and other nonprofit agencies throughout the year. However, she said, the need continues to grow. Currently, Families In Need provides food for up to 40 families per week. That number, she said, goes up consistently, week in, week out. We dont realize (the need) until were on this end (helping out), she said. Through donations, through volunteers, we make it easier for them. We do this, because it makes us feel better that were helping others out which is what we should be doing. With the economy the way it is, the government cannot do everything. Im always surprised by how many people we reach. With more support, we can reach more people. For more information about Families In Need, whether to make a donation or volunteer, call 352-208-3514. 6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 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 000DJIL TOO YOUR SPAS H e a l t h H e a l t h H ealth WATER AEROBICS YOGA ZUMBA AQUA ZUMBA STEP AEROBICS PERSONAL TRAINING ABS & GLUTES COMBO EASY DOES IT 2174 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-3383 www.tooyourhealthspa.org Closed Sundays Best Fitness Value! $ 1 0 9 0 0 $ 1 0 9 0 0 $ 109 00 each plus tax 2 2 2 Can Join FOR 12 Months For Just SINGLE MEMBERSHIP $129.00 (PLUS TAX) Indoor Pool Racquetball Natilus Free Weights Fitness Classes Sauna Whirlpool Cardio Fitness Indoor Tanning Child Care We accept Advantage Insurance plans ONE FREE VISIT TOO YOUR SPAS 000DJEC 0 0 0 D H 3 H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 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 Stephens family special Christmas Photo by Bill WetmoreDunnellon Fire Rescue, along with Santa Claus, visted the Stephens family home Thursday night to present Daniel Stephens, back row, second from right, and his family with a donation and presents. Pictured, front row from left, are: April, Morgan and Matthew; back row, Dawn, Bill and Daniel with Santa. FAMILIES continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS

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Friends of the Library to host bat programThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will present Shari BlissettClark, who is board member for Bat Belfrys Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. Blissett-Clark will give a one-hour program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Library Meeting Room. BlissettClarks program, which will include a question-and-answer session, will be about bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. For more information, call 438-2520. 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 violence 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. meal as the children as everyone took the opportunity to bond with their new buddies prior to their shopping spree. Youths were required to make a list for each family member they needed to purchase a gift for, and once their names were checked off, they were allowed to select a present for themselves. And the cost to each child: nothing. It was an honor that we were given the opportunity to be a part of this event, Swampys staff members said in a joint statement. We have so much respect for all the officers who take the time out of their lives to make our local children feel special for the night and be positive role models for them. Each youth was provided with a $100 gift card to Walmart to cover the costs of their gifts, a free turkey with fixings courtesy of Walmart and Sweetbay. Funds for the gift cards, provided by the police department, were raised through donations from nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals as well as fundraisers during the past year. Rolfes said even though the children had a budget of $100, they were able to go above that limit because of generosity of businesses and individuals this year. This was certainly not possible without the community supporting this cause, Rolfes said. Weve gotten so much support from the community and other groups to make sure this event could happen. I cannot thank everyone enough for what it means to see these children smile. Police Chief Joanne Black echoed her officers sentiments. We couldnt have done this without the community, its citizens and businesses, Black said. This was amazing. This just shows how the community comes together when it comes to the children and their needs. The conversation, smiles and laughter throughout the event were heartwarming, Black said. To see the children bonding with the officers and city staff, that was wonderful, she said. At first, everyone was a little quiet, but once they got to know their shopping buddy and share stories with them, it really just took off from there. The children were certainly giddy. It was very good, said 6-year-old Owen Burrill. I got to shop with a policeman and that was cool. The youngster was eager to arrive home, presents in tow. I aint waiting until Christmas to open them, he said with a sheepish grin. For 10-year-old Holland Dufour, one of his favorite parts of the event was purchasing gifts for his family members, which included his cousin, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, dad and his dads girlfriend. This is going to be the best Christmas ever, he said, noting his shopping partner was Lt. Sue Webb. Shes really, really cool. Shes one of the best cops there is. Lt. Webb beamed with pride about the young man. Hes a great shopper, she said. He had a good list prepared for what he needed. I wish I was his aunt, shes going to get a really nice present. Tonight was just wonderful. It was wonderful to be part of it. Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 7 000A8NZ Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3KX www.riverlandnews.com Cleaning out your garage? 000DEB7 000DASD 000DJRN PROGRAM continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsOfficer Mike Miley gives Quinn Chessa a boost so the 7-year-old can swipe his gift card Friday at WalMart during the second annual Cops for Kids event. COMMUNITY NEWS

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Dear Santa, I would like a remote control Hexbug, Wii Games, big bean bag and new bike. Ive been a good boy. Love, Bolden Richardson Dear Santa, We would like a new pink bike with a basket in front to carry our babies, as well as a new baby doll to go in the basket. We would also like some color wonder kits and princess clothes. Weve been good girls. Love, Sara and Sadie Richardson Dear Santa, I would like some Legos, action figures, a baseball and some dinosaurs for Christmas this year. Ive been a good boy. Love, John DeRose Dear Santa, I would like a baby doll, baby stroller, baby bottle, coloring book and paint set. Ive been a good girl. Love, Ashley DeRose Dear Santa, My name is Ashton Williams and I am 7 years old. I will be 8 years old soon. How are you doing? I am doing well. I am doing very well in school. I basically get straight As. Every time I spell something wrong on the computer it corrects me, which is so cool. How are the elves? How are the reindeers? Who is your favorite reindeer? My favorite is Rudolph, because I like shiny things. I like his bright red nose. I dont know what I really want for Christmas. I like dinosaurs, music and cop stuff. When I grow up I want to be a cop. My dad wants to be a cop, too. He just got done with cop school. Can you help him get a job as a cop Santa? That would be the best Christmas present ever. Can you get my mom a new camera or a big, shiny ring? Can you get my sister Shyanne a Kindle? She loves reading. My brother, Justin likes doing art stuff. He just draws all the time. My sister Heaven wants an iPad touch or something like that. Can you get her that? I want some music stuff. Like DJ stuff. I like making and singing music. Oh, I want a real keyboard piano and a microphone so I can sing. I hope we have a great Christmas. Be careful when you are flying in the air. I cant wait to see what you got me and my family for Christmas. I will leave you some of my moms yummy cookies and some milk. We are making special treats for your elves and we will leave some carrots for the reindeer. I love you Santa. Love, Ashton Williams Dear Santa, Hey Santa! How are you and your elves doing? Are your reindeer ready for the big trip? Tell them I said, Good Luck! I bet you are very busy checking your list not once, but twice. Making sure if were Naughty or Nice. I hope I am on the nice list. I worked my butt off this year. Im sure you already know that though, be cause I work my butt off every year. Im doing well in school. I work really hard. My older sister makes fun of me sometimes because I love to read a lot. I like to read about anything. Thats why unlike other kids, I am only asking for one thing. All I want for Christmas is a Kindle. That way I can read everywhere and not have a million books all over the place. So if you could get me that one thing, I will be the happiest little girl in the world. Well I am not going to keep you; I know you are very busy. It is only a few more days until Christmas! So be safe on your journey. I will leave you cookies and milk and some treats for your reindeer and elves. Love, Shyanne Williams Dear Santa, Hey Santa! I really dont know what to say or if I still even believe in you. I guess I should introduce myself first. My name is Heaven and I am 12 years old. I am in sixth grade. I dont really want much for Christmas. The things I do want are pretty small, like makeup, nail polish and hair stuff. I also would like some clothes and new shoes of course. But, if I could only ask for one thing and one thing only, it would be an iPad touch, which I know I will never get. I would like to ask something for my parents, too. I would love for my mother to get a new camera, a really nice one. She is always complaining about her little pink one. I really dont know how to ask for what I want for my dad. You cant make it or buy it at a store. I just want him to get hired by a police department. He just went through the Police Academy and he wants to be a cop really bad. I think he would and will be the best cop ever. He is the best dad ever, too. So I would really like if you could make that happen. We are making you some homemade cookies. My mom is the best cook, better than Rachel Ray. She is going to make you some Butterscotch cookies. She knows how you like them she said. My brothers and sister are also leaving some treats for your reindeers and elves. I hope you will enjoy them. Thank you for the gifts you left me last year. Hope you have a safe and fun trip! Love, Heaven Williams Dear Santa, How are you and your elves doing? I cant wait for Christmas. I am trying really hard to be good this year. I only want two things this year. I want some DS games and a new art set, a nice one. I hope I will get it. Oh thank you for all you do and for the gifts you gave me on Christmas last year and all the other times. You are a very Holly, Jolly man. Love, Justin Williams Dear Santa, Santa, I hope youve been OK. Ive missed you this past year. I love you Santa. I have you on my good list, because youre nice and you love us and you give us presents. I will keep being good. Love, Davin Dear Santa, All I would like for Christmas is an iPod, camera, Wii, Super Mario Brothers for Wii, make up and a volleyball. I have been a good girl. Love, Victoria Ricketts Dear Santa, Santa, what I really want for Christmas is a really big jeep, a cat and kittens. I am begging my mom for a cat and kittens, so please give me a cat and kittens. I have been a good girl. Love, Jada Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a puppy. The reasons why I want a puppy is because they are good pets for familys and they are so cute. Also, I want money, so I can spend it on important things like school supplies. I have been a good girl. Love, Jasmine Aguilar Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a camera and for all of the other children to have what they want too. I have been a good girl. Thank you for all of the presents you have given me. Love, Stephani 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Editors Note: Eight-year-old Virginia OHanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become historys most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except (what) they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus? It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 9 Ashley DeRose, 3, and John DeRose, 6 Bentley Stewart, 1 Sara, left, and Sadie Richardson, 3 Bolden Richardson, 9 Janisa Rodriguez Alilia Lili, 7, and Sophia, 5, Whitt Heaven, Justin, Shyanne and Ashton Williams Cassie and Tylor Launier with their new puppy, Tesla Jasmyne Gauthier, 7

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Amiah Rayana Garino Joseph Lynch Tyler Shaffer Sherri Kennedy Athena Tarnowski Jeffrey Wilson Mason Hanrahan Allison Weaver Jaxson Bess Alexa Lopez Colton Eytchison

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 11 Jayden Hanson Jace Niedermeyer Rhianna Johnson Herman Paez Joseph McNicholas Aiyidiyien Myers Lily Cannestro Ashley Perrine Noah Yattana Michael Bish Hailey Rodgers Samantha Bernstein

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsVehicles from the Dunnellon Police Department and Dunnellon Fire Rescue open the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade Saturday night along Pennsylvania Avenue. The event drew hundreds of spectators who lined the street to watch the holiday festivities. ABOVE: Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he sits atop a fire truck from Dunnellon Fire Rescue. BELOW: Codi Hart, a member of the Dunnellon High School marching band, blows her trumpet as the band marches along Pennsylvania Avenue. ABOVE: Members of the Dunnellon High School Junior Air Force ROTC march along East Pennsylvania Avenue during the annual event. RIGHT: Wanda Castell, whose grandson is a member of the DHS Junior Air Force ROTC, snaps photographs of floats and groups during the parade. BELOW: The Dunnellon High School cheerleading squad makes their way along the parade route. ANNUAL DUNNELLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 13 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsUncle Sam, also known to many in the community as Frank Strobl, smiles at the crowd Saturday night as a line of military vehicles follows behind him during the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade. ABOVE: Youths salute and wave to members of the American Legion Post No. 58 as they pass by the crowd during the Christmastime event. BELOW: A young girl, dressed an angel, waves her candy cane at the crowd during the annual parade. ABOVE: Samy Perez, foreground, and Shylou Shields point at a group of dogs marching through the parade with the assistance of members of Rainbow River Animal Hospital. LEFT: Members of a local Girl Scout Troop wave to parade spectators. BELOW: Miss and Mr. DHS, Zahyr Oteero, and Alex Stetz and the Queen of the Rainbow, Nicki Paden, wave to the crowd as they make their way along the parade route. ANNUAL DUNNELLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE

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R IVERLAND SPORTS/ EDUCATION 14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 George Lucin, Boys Soccer Lucin is a team captain who is dedicated, committed, loyal and always gives 120 percent, coach Hans Vreibel said. He is someone I can count on to do the right thing and his dedication surpasses most athletes. Besides being an outstanding athlete George is a model student athlete. He is an over role model on the field and in the classroom. Alex Gonzalez, Wrestling The returning letterman and state qualifier from a year ago, Gonzalez recorded three victories, all by pinfall, Dec. 12, at the Tigers quad meet at Belleview. Alex Gonzalez George Lucin 000DEH7 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. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 4656745. Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, 2013, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2012-13 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncounty fl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what the water quality of the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies means to them. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686. 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 also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. 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 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. DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Lady Tigers win streak snapped After two close road victories and convincing victory on the road at Eustis, the Dunnellon High School girls basketball team could not find the winning formula for a fourth time Thursday night at North Marion, as the Lady Colts snapped the Lady Tigers three-game winning streak with a 46-36 setback. Its a tough place to play, said Dunnellon coach Tony Maldonado, whose team is 3-2 in District 5A-7 action. Were a young team, theres some nights we fire on all cylinders and other nights we dont. This happened to be a night we struggled. Freshman Tyra Thomas, who played a key role in Dunnellons 40-37 victory Dec. 6 at Hernando, scored 10 points to pace the Lady Tigers against North Marion. She added seven rebounds and five steals for Dunnellon, which is now 7-7 overall. Shes really going to be a great player, Maldonado said about the freshman, whose second on the team in offensive rebounds. Shes already good, but give her a couple more years and shes going to be great. Sophomore Sierra Oliver chipped in nine points and six rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who will compete at the Mount Dora Bible Christmas Tournament slated to begin Friday. Dunnellon will tip-off at 3 p.m. against Orlando Christian Prep. Weve got a really talented Soccer teams seek victory Dunnellons soccer teams went through an emotional roller coaster this past week. On Monday, Dec. 10, the Lady Tigers competed against Hernando, falling 6-0 to the Lady Leopards. The boys went up against Lecanto, falling 5-1 to the Panthers. Senior Ryan Molloy scored the Tigers lone goal in the loss, his first goal of the season. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Eastside High School visited Ned Love Field. The Tigers lost by mercy-rule, 8-0, to the Rams. The Lady Tigers had slightly better luck, as Alysha Johnson scored with an assist from Paige Volker. However, the girls also lost by mercyrule, 9-1, to the Lady Rams. Despite the loss, the girls were ecstatic about scoring. Its a really special feeling when you see all your hard work pay off, Johnson said. But I definitely couldnt have scored without the rest of the teams help. On Thursday, Dec. 13, both the boys and girls teamS played on the road, traveling to Palatka. The boys team lost, 5-0, as Joseph Fernandez injured his ankle 20 minutes into the second half. Fernandez is hopeful his ankle will heal during the holiday break, in time to play when the team resumes its second-half schedule. The girls team lost, 5-0, to the Lady Panthers. Both the boys and girls teams will be on a twoweek hiatus while on winter break and will resume games Thursday, Jan. 3, with home matches against Belleview. DHS preparing for Mount Dora Bible Christmas tourney JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TIGERS page 15 DHS boys hoops clip Pirates, 55-50The Dunnellon High School boys basketball team knocked off Crystal River, 5550, last Thursday. Desmond Frazier paced Dunnellon (3-7 overall, 2-3 in District 5A-7) with a gamehigh 23 points. Chris Jackson added 10 for the Tigers, who played at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at North Marion. Results were unavailable at press time. LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Tiger award winners Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon High School football team recently held its end of the year banquet and awards ceremony. Among awards handed out were Most Improved Tigers, Second Effort Awards, Leadership Awards, Tough Man Award, Most Valuable Player Offense, Most Valuable Player Defense, the DenauRichardson Pride Award, the Scholar Athlete and the Tiger Pride Award. The winners of the Second Effort Award, from left, were: Alex Stetz, Keandre Brooks, Michael Roberson and Will Thomas. Connor Wentz won the DenauRichardson Pride Award. Will Thomas won the the Scholar Athlete award. Jordon Boley won the Tiger Pride Award and Offensive MVP. Dana Washington, left, and Keiwan Jones were named Defensive MVPs. Alex Stetz, left, LJ Brown and Cody Ingalls won the Leadership Awards. Shane Williams, left, and Andre Jackson won Tough Man Awards. jVon Swoll, right, won Most Improved Tiger.

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Dec. 11: Winners: 1. Betty Quigley, 5,450; 2.Carol Fitterman, 5,320; 3. Richard Davis, 5,270; 4. Luise Pellett, 4,670; 5. Brian Norris, 4,640. Slams: Sandra Leaper and Richard Davis, 6 NT. Results from Dec. 4: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 5,220; 2. Luise Pellett, 5,160; 3. Carol Fitterman, 4,970. No slams. sophomore class, Maldonado said. Were really going to have a great team in a couple of years. On Dec. 11, on the road against Nature Coast Tech, senior Tanika Jackson led the way for the Lady Tigers, scoring a gamehigh 26 points, shooting 53 percent from the field. She also had three rebounds and three assists. Sophomore Destiny Porter added 11 points, including three 3-pointers for Dunnellon. Porter also had three rebounds and two steals. The Lady Tigers shot 94 percent from the field against the Lady Sharks, making 16 of 17 field goal attempts. Dunnellons lone miss came on a 3-point attempt. Overall, the Lady Tigers made 5-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc. Currently, the Lady Tigers are 3-5 on the road after starting the season 04 away from home. Maldonado believes his team has gained some much needed confidence with their recent road winning streak. I believe so, he said. I think we are doing a better job and not getting rattled too much when we fall behind. Weve still got room for improvement and the season is still early. Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 15 000DJRQ A TO Z LIQUORS 12091 S. Williams St., Dunnellon 352-465-0777 Michelob Ultra 18 PK $ 14 99 Warsteiner 12 PK BOTTLE $ 9 99 CHECK OUT OUR LIQUOR GIFT PACKS Canadian LTD or Kentucky Gentleman 1.75 ml $ 12 99 White Zin Moscato Chard Cabernet Merlot Barefoot Wines 1.5 ML $ 8 99 On Crown Royal 1.75 ml $ 5 00 OFF COUPON EXPIRES 12/31/12 On Smirnoff 80 1.75ml $ 2 00 OFF COUPON EXPIRES 12/31/12 WE WISH YOU A HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY! 000DHUT N E W S U B S C R I B E R S S A L E N E W S U B S C R I B E R S S A L E NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! Valid on New Subscriptions only. Expires 1/5/13 J u s t $ 2 2 J u s t $ 2 2 Just $22! W o r s e t h i n g s c o u l d h a p p e n W o r s e t h i n g s c o u l d h a p p e n Worse things could happen... N ame ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________ State _________________________________ Zip ___________________ Phone # ___________________________ Email ____________________________ __ _______ payment enclosed _______ bill me (please circle) Exp. Date __________________________ Card No. _____________________________ Authorized Signature ______________________________________________________ Clip, complete and mail to: 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE., DUNNELLON, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com you could miss the chance to get an entire year of Riverland News for... Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More. Packages from $50/week We deliver and setup! 352-895-0101 CribsToYou@gmail.com 000DENU 000DJE9 000DJEE 000DJE5 000D9KV 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 Alli Athaide Presley Burnett Nadia Reyes Daniel Armstrong Chyenne Bennett Gracie OTeney Christmas Card Cuties TIGE RS continued from page 14 BRIDGE SCORES

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Methodist church to host gospel concert Jan. 5Dunnellon 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. 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. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 W. State Road 40. For more information, call 489-4026. 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. 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. 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. S ince the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess, I would say it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know, the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer, and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world, but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time, we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now, the bone I have to pick is simply this: Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents, 16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 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 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 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 www.stjohncc.com 000CNLC MASSES 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 CHRISTMAS MASSES 12/24 . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM 12/25 12 AM (midnight), 9 AM & 11 AM MARY, MOTHER OF GOD 12/31 . . . . . . Vigil 4:30 PM 1/1 . . . . . 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean Desir, Pastor 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County S O THISISHOW THEWORLDENDS Pink Flamingo campaign check presentation Special to the Riverland NewsWendy Bowen, left, and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers, present a check to Sherry Roberts, right, of Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign, which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. PRINCIPALS OFFICE CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 18

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assuming that the world will end Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas Day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on December 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say December 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@ att.net. Church slates revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. each night. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; Rev. Nathaniel Rawls, pastor of First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; Dunnellons own Ernie Mills who played football with the Gators, the Pittsburg Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys; and David Vander Klay, a New York detective. 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. Pianist to perform at concert seriesRenee Deuvall will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, as part of the Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series. Deuvall will sing, as well as play the piano. A love offering will be collected for the Dunnellon Presbyterian Churchs building project. Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. 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OK, but hes retired. Its not been foggy at the North Pole. Riverland News: Whos your favorite reindeer? Santa Claus: I dont have a favorite, but do you know who washes my sleigh? Comet. (Hearty Ho, Ho, Ho!) Riverland News: Where is Mrs. Claus? Santa Claus: Shes at the North Pole. I should have brought her, but someones got to be in charge. She cracks that whip. Riverland News: Have you ever been on the naughty list? Santa Claus: I was dangerously close to being on the naughty list Riverland News: What do you think the true meaning of Christmas is? Santa Claus: If we did not have Jesus Christ, I would not have a job. Its about giving back to the community and trying to remind people that being good is really a great thing. Riverland News: What is your favorite Christmas memory? Santa Claus: There are so many. Theyre not all happy, but they all made Santa feel like he was doing something good. Im not going into detail, because I dont want anyone to see Santa cry. Riverland News: How do you train your reindeer? Santa Claus: Its magic and Im not going to tell you exactly how it works, because then Santa would be out of a job. Most people realize that the reindeer are very young, but theyve been around for 190 years; when you add magic, they dont age. If we had that magic, anything is possible. We all realize that magic is what this is all about. Riverland News: How old are you? Santa Claus: I am more than 190 years old. In 1822, Major Henry Livingston Jr. wrote about Jolly Old St Nick, its called Twas the Night before Christmas. He wrote that for his children and it got so famous that it was published anonymously and still to this day, it is the definitive Santa. Riverland News: Why do you want to be Santa Claus? Santa Claus: The reason that we all want to do things is because it makes us feel good, but what I get from it is that look of wonder in their eyes and its just something that we love to do, but we all know that its not about Santa but about doing good. Riverland News: Does Santa sleep? Santa Claus: Santa gets aches and pains. Its not easy flying around the world. Riverland News: What is Santas favorite place to visit? Santa Claus: This is one (Dunnellon), but another is Westcliffe, Colo. You should Google it and youll see a great mountain range. Its somewhere Santa goes to enjoy life. If you go right now to kwmv.com, its the only radio station in Custar County Colo. They have a webcam that you can look at the mountains. Riverland News: What is your favorite milk? Santa Claus: Well, Ill tell you a secret, but Santa is prone to diabetes. What I do is drink skim milk only because to make up for no flavor at all they put sugar in it to help my blood sugar. Riverland News: Do you prefer milk or hot chocolate? Santa Claus: Milk. The hot chocolate will turn cold and hot chocolate has to be the perfect temperature. Ms. Claus is coming up with her own line of hot chocolate, because shes the expert. Riverland News: How do you get there on only one night? Santa Claus: Have you heard of magic? I use it for lots of things like happiness, gladness. Its pretty hard to go around the world in one night. Mrs. Claus keeps me straight and level while Im doing my rounds. Riverland News: Who makes the iPhone? Santa Claus: I have IT people that do it. Its hard to keep up with all of it, but we get it done. Riverland News: Do your elves have magic? Santa Claus: Everybody is endowed with magic. Its a magical equation, theyre amazing little critters. Riverland News: Do you pay the elves or is it slave labor? Santa Claus: Everything is provided for them. Its a wonderful life. They get paid, but its in North Pole money. Riverland News: Are you friends with Jack Frost? Santa Claus: Not really, he can be mighty cold. I have a lot of magical friends though. Riverland News: Have you ever gotten lost? Santa Claus: Oh yes, thats the reason I got Rudolph, and Mrs. Claus, shes the navigator. Riverland News: Would you prefer living in a barn or house? Santa Claus: I wouldnt mind living in a barn, but I have a house. We call our barn the extension. Riverland News: How does one get in touch with Santa Claus? Santa Claus: I have email. You can reach me at Santashome@juno.com. Riverland News: Do you work out? Santa Claus: I work outside getting a tan and working with the reindeer. Its hard to get a tan in the Keys with all this red on. I dont work out, but I should. Theres always room for improvement. Riverland News: Have you considered using Just for Men? Santa Claus: I like this natural white look. If they had white color Id use it. Sometimes I get a little grey. Riverland News: Can I get a red rider BB gun with a compass in the stock? Santa Claus: You seem like a very mature young boy and with proper instruction I wouldnt see why you couldnt. But only for entertainment purposes ONLY! Riverland News: How do you get down the chimney? Santa Claus: Magic. Riverland News: Where do your elves sleep? Santa Claus: In the extension in their dormitory Riverland News: Where do your reindeer sleep? Santa Claus: Same place as the elves. Riverland News: What do you want for Christmas? Santa Claus: I want peace on earth, and the reindeer to be happy and to remember why we celebrate Christmas is because of Jesus. What I really want is for you to be happy and secure. Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 19 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. 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Wed like to help make it better. Overall, the states longterm goal is connect all of the central Florida systems and create what has been dubbed as the Heart of Florida trail system. Eventually, state officials hope to connect the north and south Florida systems with a completed central Florida system, giving cycling enthusiasts a statewide trail that would stretch from as far south in the Keys to the Panhandle. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger, who sits on the TPO as the city of Dunnellon representative, called the meeting in which a more detailed plan was presented by state officials. It was very exciting, she said. Were going to be one of the first communities to be used to connect the trails together. Its very special as far as the trails are concerned. In 2011, the Withlacoochee Trail welcomed more than 365,500 visitors, with a direct economic impact of nearly $16 million. Part of the overall plan is to connect the Withlacoochee Trail to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, which comprises 110 miles as it crosses Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River. Last year, more than 1 million visitors made the trek along the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, with a direct economic impact of nearly $49 million. The money the tourists bring in is absolutely incredible, Fleeger said. The amount of money they bring in during a short stay, or even a longer stay. Fleeger stressed its important for Dunnellon to entice additional businesses to town to provide visitors with places to stay in an effort to capture tourism dollars. It still gives Dunnellon its small-town charm, she said of visitors, who would provide an economic boost to the business community. Kimley-Horne, which has been tasked with handling the design and engineering aspect of the citys project, is close to finishing the draft concept plan for the East Penn Streetscape, City Manager Lisa Algiere said. She noted she plans on scheduling a meeting with the committee to review the concept plan in January. We are excited about the two projects in the TPO, Algiere said. This is good news for Dunnellon and Marion County. We are glad they recognize the impact these trails will have on the region. As these trails are developed, Dunnellon will become more of an attraction for bicyclists, hikers and equestrians. There are many visitors who come to Florida for the trails. We are working hard to attract a hotel to Dunnellon so that when these visitors come here they have a place to stay. These projects will enhance the eco-tourism and increase business for our local merchants. Riverland News photos LEFT: Police Chief Joanne Black and Santa share a laugh as the long-time law enforcement officer made Santas good list for Christmas. RIGHT: Judy Lesperance and Santa share a laugh as the educator asked Santa for a boyfriend. She, too, made Santas good list for Christmas. S A N TA continued from page 1 AGE NC Y continued from page 1

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20 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Lien Notices 339-1220 RIV 01/04 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 01/04/2013, 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 KIA KNDUP131036383396 December 20, 2012 341-1220 RIV 1/14/13 sale date PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE 342-1220 RIV 1/12 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 1/12/2012, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/ C&M Towing reserves the 343-1220 RIV 12/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 12/30/2012 at 8:00AM 2000 LINCOLN VIN# 1LNHM87A5YY823133 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. December 30, 2012 right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 CHRYSLER 1C3EJ56HY1SN511319 December 20, 2012 Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date: January 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM 2001 HYUNDAI VIN # KMHDN45D61U157883 December 20, 2012 Lien Notices Lien Notices 345-1227 RIV Vs. Dakota Enterprises, Inc. 2011-1273-CAPNotice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NUMBER 2011-1273-CAP TRANSGLOBALDEFINED BENEFITPENSION PLAN, Plaintiff, vs. DAKOTAENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation, CHRISTINAPERERA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2012, and entered in case number 2011-1273-CAP, in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida, wherein DAKOTAENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware Corporation, and CHRISTINAPERERA, are Defendants. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of Marion County Circuit Court, will sell to the highest bidder at the Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor of the Judicial Wing at the Marion County Courthouse, 110 Northwest 1 Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, at 11:00 oclock a.m., on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment to wit: See Composite Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN SERLE, P.A. 6070 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 Telephone: (561) 912-3523 Facsimile: (561) 912-3516 By: /s/ Brian Bedell, Esquire Florida Bar Number 52620 EXHIBIT A PARCEL#1 Beginning at the Southeast corner of SW 1/4 of Sectino 17, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, THENCE North 0 degrees 2934 East, along the East Boundary of said SW 1/4, 2152.77 feet; THENCE South 63 degrees 28 West, 1307.50 feet to the Northeasterly right of way line of State Road No. 500, said point being 50.00 feet from and at right angles to, the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 1319.39 feet to a point where said right of way changes; THENCE North 64 degrees 1835 East, along said right of way line 50.00 feet to a point that is 100.00 feet from and at right angles to the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 445.78 feet to the South boundary of said SW 1/4; THENCE North 89 degrees 58 East, along said South boundary, 341.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and except the South 200 feet thereof. Also less and except those portions deeded to the State of Florida in Official Records Book 1020, Page 333 and Official Records Book 2210, Page 775, all of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Commonly known as: 12675 N US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12435-000-00 PARCEL#2 Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, Marion County, Flroida; thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 301.04 feet along said R/W, thence S. 68 degrees 10 E 125.12 feet along said R/W, thence leaving said R/W S. 00 degrees 00 W 1438.74 feet to a point on the South boundary of Section 21, thence along the Section line S. 89 degrees 17 W 843.83 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT Road right of way for U.S. Highway 27. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 223.34 feet along said R/W, thence S. 00 degrees 18 W 449.94 feet, thence S. 45 degrees 00 W 364.49 feet, thence S. 00 degrees 19 W 810.61 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 17 W 377.70 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commonly known as: 11760 N. US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12476-005-00 December 20 & 27, 2012 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 20, 2012 Vol 31 No. 9 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Oaks residents to form POADunnellon Oaks residents, concerned by rumor about the city wanting to potentially annex them, are forming a Property Owners Association. At the Dec. 10 City Council meeting, residents formally presented the City Council with a petition stating it did not wish to be annexed into the city. Mayor Nathan Whitt assured residents there are no plans to annex Dunnellon Oaks. Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, said annexation cannot occur without approval of residents there.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 drop-off 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.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 489-8021.Friends to host December saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a December Book Sale in the Friends Book Store now through Saturday 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. Saturday. For more information, call 438-2520. For Jan DeWitt and the hoards of volunteers for Families In Need of Dunnellon, helping those who are less fortunate or just providing those who are alone, especially during the holidays, a place to call home for a day, is what matters most. For charity Christians, its not necessarily a responsibility, but an opportunity to show people there are people who care. While Familes In Need cannot provide funding to assist people with mortgage payments or money for their electricity bill, what it can do is provide food and clothes. Come Christmas Day, theyll not only provide food, but a warm home-cooked meal and a place to spend a portion of the day. After a large turnout for its Riverland News photosSanta Claus sat down to answer a few tough questions from 30-plus kindergarten students as well as a few teenagers and some adults prior to his big night of delivering gifts worldwide. Santa loves oatmeal cookies with raisins and prefers milk over hot chocolate. Santa discusses magic, vacations, Mrs. Claus and elves Santa Claus recently took a break from his hectic Christmas schedule to sit down with the Riverland News, along with the Julie Mancinis Dunnellon High School Journalism students and two kindergarten classes from Dunnellon Elementary School to answer a few questions about his likes, dislikes and favorite memories and what Christmas means to Jolly Old St. Nick, who delivers Christmas presents to good boys and girls around the world. Santa also took time out to visit with children young and old to check his list twice. We all passed and are on the Nice List for this Christmas season. Santa also delivered a few stocking stuffers earlier for the youngsters. Riverland News: What is your favorite cookie? Santa Claus: Oatmeal with raisins, but chocolate chip is a close second. Riverland News: How do you eat all the cookies? Santa Claus: This is the before picture. Wait about two weeks and I will be different looking. Riverland News: What is your favorite color? Santa Claus: Thats a tough one, but red is the answer. Riverland News: Hows Rudolph? Santa Claus: Hes doing A volunteer puts whipped cream on a piece of pie during Families In Needs Thanksgiving Dinner. The group will serve Christmas Dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at the Legion Hall on U.S. 41. Event will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Legion Hall on U.S. 41 Families In Need to host Christmas dinner JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FAMILIES page 6 Agency targets trail projects TPO will push for fundingThe Marion County Transportation Planning Organization committee knows full well the impact the extension of the Withlacoochee State Trail could have on Marion County. With construction under way for a bridge across the Withlacoochee River to connect the current 46-mile-long trail, which currently spans three counties, to a proposed bicycle trail through Dunnellon, leaders on the TPO have keenly set their sights on pushing for funds to assist state, county and local officials to make it happen. At the TPO meeting Nov. 27, board members made developing a connection from the Pruitt Trailhead to Blue Run Park its No. 1 local project with assisting the city of Dunnellon with its planned bicycle trail through town, its No. 2 project. However, before the TPO can sign off on any potential funding, its going to have to convince other regional groups of the benefits of the trail to their regions. Right now, we see positive of the trail coming into Marion County, said Greg Slay, TPO director. But were going to have to convince other regional areas of the same. Doing so would free up grant funding from the Department of Transportation to be JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsEight-year-old Catherine Deenen shows off the Barbie Doll she selected for herself as Officer Carolina Rolfes looks on during the second annual Cops for Kids Christmas shopping program. Agencys program brightens up childrens Christmas For 18 youths, a special night of dining out and shopping Friday night prior to Christmas served up more than they or their dinner guests expected. Smiles and laughs dominated dinner; so did Christmas shopping, as the Dunnellon Police Department hosted its second annual Cops for Kids, a program modeled after the nationally known Shop with a Cop program. Not only did the youths, boys and girls ages 6 to 12, get to mingle with Dunnellons law enforcement officers and staff, but they got to mix it up with multiple city employees as the agencys program expanded from 10 children a year ago to the 17 this year. It was awesome, said Officer Carolina Rolfes, the event organizer. At first, it was a little chaotic, because this is the biggest event weve done with so many children and it was the first time weve worked so closely with members of the city staff. But it was great. Everyone worked together really well and had a great time. The kids were ecstatic. Each child was provided with dinner and a drink at Swampys, as officers, city employees and volunteers ate the same Cops for Kids takes youths holiday shopping See SANTA page 19 See AGENCY page 19 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See PROGRAM page 7

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The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store, which is inside the library, is at 20351 Robinson Road, behind Sweetbay. There are novels, bios, cooking, gardening, inspirational, craft, self-help, finance, romance, children, VHS videos (Some DVDs), Books-On-Tape, history, politics, westerns, magazines and more. Daily sales are ongoing with books for as little as 10 cents. Store Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Friends continue to accept gently read book donations daily at the store. An all-volunteer staff operates The Friends Book Store, with all proceeds benefitting the Dunnellon Public Library. The Friends are committed to giving $2500 per month to your library as a book endowment (new books), in addition to providing office equipment, landscaping, and various other library enhancements. For more information, call the library at 438-4520. 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. All proceeds benefit local charities.Knights to host dinner danceThe 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 pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 JOINT PAIN? 000DD8Y 2155 W. 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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 Solution to puzzle on Page 19 A 20-year-old Citrus County man was charged Monday with driving under the influence, according to a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report. The report stated Joshua D. Lass of Inverness was driving southbound on U.S. 41 when law enforcement officers observed Lass driving 46 mph in a 35 mph in the 11700 block of North Williams Street. According to the report, Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Anger attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but Lass, who was driving a 1999 green Ford Ranger, continued traveling south on U.S. 41, passing two parking lots and two side streets before stopping in the Circle K parking lot at 11946 N. Williams St. The report stated Cpl. Arnold and Anger then made contact with Lass. Officers, in their report, stated they could detect a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Lass. According to the report, officers asked Lass if he had been drinking to which Lass stated, hed had a couple of beers. Authorities noted Lass had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and they could detect the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from Lass breath. Officers also noted they observed a beer coozie between Lass legs and that there was an open 18-pack of Coors Light (six cans remaining) and multiple empty beer cans in the truck bed. The report stated Anger and Cpl. Bruce Arnold asked Lass to exit the vehicle and asked him if would participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises to which he agreed. Officers noted in their report Lass failed the following tests: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Exercise, the Walk-and-Turn Exercise, the One-Leg Stand Exercise, the Finger to Nose Exercise, the Rhomberg Balance Exercise and the Rhomberg Alphabet Exercise. According to the report, Lass was informed he was being charged with driving under the influence and transported to the Marion County Jail. At the Marion County Jail, Lass was given a breathalyzer test in which he blew a 0.197 percent and 0.190 percent. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08 percent. Lass bond was set at $500.According to jail records, Lass made bail late Monday morning. Inverness man, 20, charged with DUI JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Here come the Clauses NANCY BROWALL/Special to the Riverland NewsSanta and Mrs. Claus arrive Friday at Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow and Light Show via pontoon boat. The parks annual Christmastime event will continue Dec. 21 to 23 with Lights only Dec. 26 and 27. Admission is $1. Annual passes are not accepted. Children 5 and younger are free. For more information, call Nicky Aiken, park services specialist, at 465-8555 or email Nicky.Aiken@dep.state. fla.us. For more pictures from Santa Over the Rainbow, see the Dec. 27 edition of the Riverland News. NEWS NOTES Friends of the Library book store open

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A 41-year-old Dunnellon man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence, his third offense within 10 years of his prior conviction, according to an arrest report. The report stated Jason Edward Bates was also charged with driving while his license was knowingly suspended or revoked, his third offense since his prior conviction. According to the report, Bates was stopped in the 12000 block of North Florida Avenue on Dec. 10 after authorities discovered Bates was driving an Oldsmobile while his license was suspended. The report stated upon making contact with Bates, he told authorities he did not have a drivers license and could only provide a Tennessee identification card. His ID was verified by the Marion County Sheriffs Office teletype. According to the report, Officer Shane Yox noted Bates had bloodshot eyes and he could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from Bates. The report stated Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Mike Anger arrived on scene to provide assistance. After arriving, Cpl. Arnold asked Bates to exit his vehicle, at which time Yox discovered an open can of Steele Reserve Beer, which was half empty and cold to the touch. The report stated Bates was asked if he had been drinking any alcoholic beverages during the night, at which time he told law enforcement authorities, Yes, I have been drinking for two straight weeks. According to the report, Cpl. Arnold asked Bates to submit to a series of field sobriety exercises to determine his ability to operate a motor vehicle, which Bates declined. At that time, the report stated, Bates was charged with driving under the influence and driving while license knowingly suspended. Bates was then transported to the Citrus County Jail, where he refused a lawful test of his breath. His bond was set at $7,000. A 44-year-old Crystal River man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries Monday, Dec. 10, according to an arrest report from the Dunnellon Police Department. The report stated Phillip Q. Bryan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injures after striking the back of Douglas Perzeys vehicle with his 2006 Dodge truck. According to the report, Perzey told authorities Bryan rear-ended the back of his vehicle in the 11300 block of U.S. 41. Perzey stated Bryan exited his vehicle wearing khaki shorts, no shirt and flip flops and asked if Perzey was alright, returned to his vehicle and drove off, heading north on U.S. 41, ran the red light and turned into Chatmire. The report stated shortly after 1 p.m. Officer Adam Robinson was dispatched to Progress Rail Services behind Dunnellon Plaza in reference to a vehicle matching the description of the one involved in the hit-and-run accident. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found the truck, which had extensive front end damage. Robinson approached the truck, but it had been abandoned. According to the report, Chief Joanne Black made contact with Terry OBrien Jr., who advised authorities Bryan had pulled onto the railroad tracks across from Progress Rail Services yard and parked the truck and fled on foot, heading north into Chatmire. The report stated Robinson found Bryan at the intersection of Southwest 105th Lane and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Robinson then approached Bryan and asked him if he was the driver of the Dodge truck, which he said, I (explicative) up. Robinson asked Bryan if he was involved in the accident to which he stated yes. Bryan was transported back to his vehicle at which time authorities completed their accident investigation. Upon completing the accident investigation, the report stated, Bryan was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. He was placed in the back of a patrol car, at which time authorities detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from his breath. The report stated Bryan admitted to consuming two beers, which were found in the back seat of his truck. According to the report, Bryan didnt show any signs of impairment. The report stated Bryan was transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000. According to Marion County Jail records, Bryan made bail Thursday, Dec. 13. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 River views Gift of giving evident throughout holidaysThe Food Pantry at Blue Cove is an ecumenical partnership of Holy Faith Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church of Dunnellon. During the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, we distributed 191 turkeys and hams for Dunnellon families. We would like to thank all who donated to this ministry work. Throughout the year, food pantries in Dunnellon supplement many households and the appreciation by the recipients was quite evident. The gift is truly in giving.Dale MeehanDunnellonCity needs to take steps to answer questionsThe editorial in last weeks Riverland News was insightful and helpful. The city should obtain an impartial, outside financial audit of Greenlight current finances and the outlook for the future. This information would be for the City Council to make an informed, unemotional and factual based decision on the future of Greenlight. I would rather it be public information, but am a realist. A public meeting could be held, also with the information the censors believe can be accessible to the public footing the bill. The city needs to know if Greenlight is a viable operation or the mistake that will drown the city in debt. For example, ad valorem taxes for Dunnellon in 2013 are a projected $852,000. The water/sewer projected income FY 13 is $2,872,468. That is why the city was able to raid $1.4 million dollars from the water/sewer funds. A good question would be: what if this money were not available? Could Dunnellon have met its financial obligations? Can Dunnellon City even borrow any more money on the open or government loan market with the present financial shape? What is the city credit rating? These questions and many more need to be addressed. My guess is at the end of FY 13 Greenlight will need to borrow $2 million from the water/sewer enterprise funds. Somehow I just do not believe they will get $4.6 million in customer fees. I have to guess at my numbers, but the City Council does not. A few sample questions for the council. How many real paying customers does Greenlight have? What is FY 13 projected revenue? How much money will Greenlight make/lose FY 13? When will Greenlight go into the black? What is the signup (penetration) rate? How long and how much money will need to be borrowed? True cost per customer? These questions are fairly easy to answer; there are many more. Until Greenlight is resolved the status of Dunnellon finances are in peril. Stev e Swe ttRainbow Springs Visit from Santa will be lifetime memory Nope, I am not counting down until New Years. According to the Mayan Calendar there wont be a new year, so why bother? For years people have taken the end of the Mayan Calendar Dec. 21 to be the end of the world. I just see it as the end of the calendar. If I truly felt it was the end of the world, do you think I would be sitting in my house in Dunnellon? Nope, Hawaii here I come. If I have to go, I am going to be on a sunny beach drinking a rum and pineapple and chillin in the breeze. Some people go all doomsday prep. That is not my style. I lived with a hoarder and its not fun. I already have enough stuff in my house. There is no way I am stuffing it with boxes of macaroni and cheese, canned peas and enough water to fill an ocean. Have you seen that show Doomsday Preppers? Man, it is one scary and depressing world. People hoard decades worth of food, supplies and ammo. If those are the kinds of people left standing after a major catastrophe, I think I would be happier six feet under. Survival of the fittest is not my idea of living. I dont want any part of that world. So, what would I do with the last few days of my life? First off, I would book my trip to Hawaii. Sure, I may miss a day in travel but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. I want my last day on earth to be filled with sunshine. Of course, I would spend time with loved ones family and friends. That is a given. If I had more time I would travel back to Ireland. Yep, a week in the dark, damp isle of Erie would definitely make me appreciate my last days on the beach in a grass skirt and coconut bra. After visiting the land of my ancestors, I would visit my own past and head back to Pine Creek Beach where I grew up in Connecticut. Between the major storms and multimillionaires, the home I grew up in is no longer there. The old neighborhood is no longer the old neighborhood. It is full of McMansions and dot.com summer homes. The homes and the people may change, but Long Island Sound will always be there. The smell of the salt water even low tide the sound of the bell buoy and the putt-putt of a motorboat going down the Creek at six knots is what makes memories. Once all my visiting was completed I would head to the store. No, a shopping spree is not in my makeup. The older I have grown, I have realized that the more you own means the more you have to fix, replace or clean. Less is better. I would hit all the grocery stores and buy every piece of chocolate on the shelf. I would pay for it by credit card (sorry, but it if it is the end of the world I want to get at least one The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. RIVERLAND NEWS THE OTHER GUY LETTERS THE JERSEY GIRL Christmas is definitely upon us. Theres not much time left to prepare. I sure hope Im ready. Those of you who know me know that its my least favorite time of the year, but I also appreciate the meaning of the holiday and how special it is. Plus, I havent always disliked Christmas. In fact, I came up with 10 things that I love about it. So, here goes. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, especially the ones with the family pictures on them. I have a few friends one in Germany I correspond with infrequently. So, I cant wait to hear from them. Likewise, I enjoy designing mine, too. Weve gotten very creative over the years. I love all pictures of Christmas scenery with the houses decorated so perfectly, nestled among the trees with the fireplace going and the snow covering the grounds and the roof. You can feel the holiday spirit just by looking at them, which brings me to the decorated houses we seek out each year, some with music, animation and movements that you have to see to believe. I love the anticipation you feel on Christmas Eve as you lie in bed. No matter the age I think its always there. Theres nothing like the squeal of the kids in the morning and whether you believe in Santa or not, you still have to get up at the crack of dawn. I love coming up with gifts that are so unique that nobody would have guessed what they were. Christmas is one time when its better to give than receive. Some of the best movies come out this time of the year. Ive already expressed my love of Miracle on 34th Street. And who doesnt love Its A Wonderful Life? Its also the time to catch all those movies from your childhood like Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman and enjoy them with a new generation. My grandson is new to Charlie Brown and loves him as much as we did. Those movies are timeless. Once in awhile you catch a new holiday movie that is really good. The 25 Days of Christmas series, which ABC Family runs each year is awesome. I know several families try to watch them all. My favorite remains the Christmas Eve marathon of A Christmas Story, but I sure hope he doesnt shoot his eye out this year. OK, I hate to admit this next one, 10 things columnist likes about Christmas 10, 9, 8, 7 ... the end is nearing? For me, I have many wonderful Christmas memories etched into my conscience, and most dont center on gifts I was given, or didnt receive. Many of my Christmas memories center on family, decorating the tree and food. My fondest memories are those of helping my grandmother decorate her tree in the north living room, playing Christmas music from the likes of Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Burl Ives and Andy Williams, to name a few. There, we would help her string lights and a myriad of other decorations she had accumulated throughout the years, as we snacked on homemade Chex mix. Yes, for those younger than I, Chex mix is something we made at home long before you could purchase it at the local stores, and it came in just one flavor original. The tree, covered with strands of lights and what seemed like thousands of decorations and the angel topper, wasnt complete until the grandkids put the final touches on the decorations. It was then she would pull out the construction paper and cut it into strips, hand us the glue and wed set to work like elves in Santas workshop. We knew our job was to create the construction paper garland ring, which always completed the tree for the season. Then there were the Christmas goodies my grandmother would whip up which would make our tastebuds dance with delight: cookies, cakes, breads and pies. Oh, my, how she could spend hours in the kitchen. In my youth, most of her baking was by scratch. She didnt start using storemade pie crusts until I was a teenager. But it was always the holidays I looked forward to each year, because then it was the time of the year I knew she would make her candied apples, if you will. They were to die for, and as I got older she always made two plates of them. One for everyone else, one for me. Leftovers, if there was such a thing, were generally split between my uncle and me. My grandmother passed away in 1995, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was in the hospital during Thanksgiving, which made the day that much more awkward. My grandmother never missed a holiday, no matter how much snow, sleet and ice were on the ground; she was always there. I havent had those yummy apples since 1994, and have scoured the Internet randomly throughout the years in search of said recipe, which I am certain consists of melted cinnamon red hots, sugar and water. She dipped peeled and cored halves of apples in the mixture, let them cool, served S ee JERS EY page 5 Audrey Beem Kathleen Wallace Jeff Bryan Editor TIME TO SMILE S ee OTHER page 5 S ee S MILE page 5

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freebie!) Now, thats the only thing worth hoarding! Death by chocolate is the only way to go. I would pack my suitcase full of chocolate getting past the TSA may be difficult, but I could always bribe them with raspberry truffles. I sure hope it doesnt melt on the way to Hawaii not that it would matter. I would lick the chocolate off the wrappers; I have no shame! Some people may say it is best to repent before the end is near. I would need another month and a half to do that. Seriously, if I am on my way out the last thing I want to think about is all the bad things I did in life. I do that on a daily basis. Guilt is the mainstay of a Catholic upbringing. I wouldnt waste time thinking about all the things I didnt get to do. I have only a few things left on my bucket list learn sign language and take up tap dancing. Sure, I have regrets. I regret my whole life. Then again, I regret none of it. I never understand people who say they have no regrets thats not humanly possible. On one hand, if you dont have regrets, it means you havent lived. On the other hand, she wore a glove. Gosh, I crack myself up. Why regret anything? Life is what it is. If you cant have a sense of humor when it comes to the end of the world maybe you need to be reincarnated. Hopefully, you will get it the second time around. That is if you dont come back as a doomsday prepper. They are very serious people. A sense of humor isnt worth hoarding in their world. A lot of people are throwing EOTW (End of the World) parties. I must regretfully RSVP with a no. Ill be working on my tan. Aloha! chilled with a slice of walnut or pecan. It makes my mouth water just thinking about the holiday delicacy. Dont bother with an Internet search. Im pretty sure Ive found what Ive been looking for. (For those of you curious about what Ive been babbling about, here is the website for the recipe: www.tasteofhome.com/ Recipes/CinnamonApples.) Im certain we all have our own share of holiday memories; hopefully, plenty that warm your hearts this holiday season. As youll see on todays front page of the Riverland News, we invited Santa Claus to a press conference for a question-and-answer session at Dunnellon High School. We invited a couple of kindergarten classes to come along and join in for some extra holiday cheer. Call it cheesy or hokey, but I can guarantee you that the smile on each of the childrens faces who visited with Santa, known to many in the community as Sam Scott, were priceless. Its a smile I cannot even describe because you had to be there to see it, though Im hopeful from some of the pictures youll have a better understanding of the great time the children had. This was a memorable moment, a Kodak moment if you will. (The photographers there just happened to be using Nikons and a Canon.) So as you gather around your Christmas tree in the coming days to celebrate Christmas, remember it really isnt about how many presents are under the tree, or if they are the biggest, most expensive or popular ones, either. Because what you have around you, your loved ones family and friends and the memories you create are the priceless gifts that everyone remembers for years, not the ones wrapped in paper with a shiny ribbon. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 5 OTHER continued from page 4 but I love Christmas sweaters. Yes, the flashier the better. I own at least five of them myself. My husband hates every one of them. Yet, I wear them proudly and Ill probably buy a few more. I love spiked eggnog, roasted chestnuts and all the holiday flavored coffees and milkshakes. Peppermint anything has me drooling. I love the retelling of the story of Jesus birth and it always feels like the first time Im hearing it. I love the King James Version the best. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. It gets me every time, especially when read at midnight Mass. So I would like to make two recommendations. One is a movie and one a book. They both portray this story beautifully. The book is called Two from Galilee and its the love story of Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth. The movie is called Amahl and the Night Visitors, and its one I always think about at this time of the year. OK, so there are my 10 things I like about Christmas. However, I need to add one more. The thing I like the most about Christmas is the camaraderie we all feel at the end of the day for a job well done and another year of worship and survival. 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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. Thanksgiving Day dinner, DeWitt expects more to come out for the nonprofit organizations Christmas Day dinner from noon to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 58 on U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Families In Need served 566 people for Thanksgiving and expects 600 more people to come out for Christmas. DeWitt stressed the meal isnt for those in need, that anyone is welcome to join in on the feast. There are many people who dont want anyone to be alone for Christmas, she explained. They get sad and dont have family in the area. We want them to know theyre welcome to come join us for dinner or volunteer. We dont want anyone to be alone for Christmas. We want them to know they can come have a large Christmas dinner with us. We are a family, we have so much fun. Everyone counts, everyone matters. DeWitt praised the efforts of her volunteers who support Families In Need, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year. She said the nonprofit agency receives much-needed assistance from area churches, citizens and other nonprofit agencies throughout the year. However, she said, the need continues to grow. Currently, Families In Need provides food for up to 40 families per week. That number, she said, goes up consistently, week in, week out. We dont realize (the need) until were on this end (helping out), she said. Through donations, through volunteers, we make it easier for them. We do this, because it makes us feel better that were helping others out which is what we should be doing. With the economy the way it is, the government cannot do everything. Im always surprised by how many people we reach. With more support, we can reach more people. For more information about Families In Need, whether to make a donation or volunteer, call 352-208-3514.6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 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 000DJIL TOO YOUR SPAS H ealth H ealth H ealth WATER AEROBICS YOGA ZUMBA AQUA ZUMBA STEP AEROBICS PERSONAL TRAINING ABS & GLUTES COMBO EASY DOES IT 2174 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon (352) 489-3383 www.tooyourhealthspa.org Closed Sundays Best Fitness Value! $ 109 00 $ 109 00 $ 109 00 each plus tax 2 2 2 Can Join FOR 12 Months For Just SINGLE MEMBERSHIP $129.00 (PLUS TAX) Indoor Pool Racquetball Natilus Free Weights Fitness Classes Sauna Whirlpool Cardio Fitness Indoor Tanning Child Care We accept Advantage Insurance plans ONE FREE VISIT TOO YOUR SPAS 000DJEC 000DH3H Saturday, December. 22 & 29 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 Stephens family special Christmas Photo by Bill WetmoreDunnellon Fire Rescue, along with Santa Claus, visted the Stephens family home Thursday night to present Daniel Stephens, back row, second from right, and his family with a donation and presents. Pictured, front row from left, are: April, Morgan and Matthew; back row, Dawn, Bill and Daniel with Santa. FAMILIES continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS

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Friends of the Library to host bat programThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will present Shari BlissettClark, who is board member for Bat Belfrys Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. Blissett-Clark will give a one-hour program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Library Meeting Room. BlissettClarks program, which will include a question-and-answer session, will be about bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. For more information, call 438-2520.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 violence 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. meal as the children as everyone took the opportunity to bond with their new buddies prior to their shopping spree. Youths were required to make a list for each family member they needed to purchase a gift for, and once their names were checked off, they were allowed to select a present for themselves. And the cost to each child: nothing. It was an honor that we were given the opportunity to be a part of this event, Swampys staff members said in a joint statement. We have so much respect for all the officers who take the time out of their lives to make our local children feel special for the night and be positive role models for them. Each youth was provided with a $100 gift card to Walmart to cover the costs of their gifts, a free turkey with fixings courtesy of Walmart and Sweetbay. Funds for the gift cards, provided by the police department, were raised through donations from nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals as well as fundraisers during the past year. Rolfes said even though the children had a budget of $100, they were able to go above that limit because of generosity of businesses and individuals this year. This was certainly not possible without the community supporting this cause, Rolfes said. Weve gotten so much support from the community and other groups to make sure this event could happen. I cannot thank everyone enough for what it means to see these children smile. Police Chief Joanne Black echoed her officers sentiments. We couldnt have done this without the community, its citizens and businesses, Black said. This was amazing. This just shows how the community comes together when it comes to the children and their needs. The conversation, smiles and laughter throughout the event were heartwarming, Black said. To see the children bonding with the officers and city staff, that was wonderful, she said. At first, everyone was a little quiet, but once they got to know their shopping buddy and share stories with them, it really just took off from there. The children were certainly giddy. It was very good, said 6-year-old Owen Burrill. I got to shop with a policeman and that was cool. The youngster was eager to arrive home, presents in tow. I aint waiting until Christmas to open them, he said with a sheepish grin. For 10-year-old Holland Dufour, one of his favorite parts of the event was purchasing gifts for his family members, which included his cousin, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, dad and his dads girlfriend. This is going to be the best Christmas ever, he said, noting his shopping partner was Lt. Sue Webb. Shes really, really cool. Shes one of the best cops there is. Lt. Webb beamed with pride about the young man. Hes a great shopper, she said. He had a good list prepared for what he needed. I wish I was his aunt, shes going to get a really nice present. Tonight was just wonderful. It was wonderful to be part of it. Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 7 000A8NZ Use Ebiz, place a classified ad thru our self service program. 1. Easy 2. Quick 3. Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3KX www.riverlandnews.com Cleaning out your garage? 000DEB7 000DASD 000DJRN PROGRAMcontinued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsOfficer Mike Miley gives Quinn Chessa a boost so the 7-year-old can swipe his gift card Friday at WalMart during the second annual Cops for Kids event. COMMUNITY NEWS

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Dear Santa, I would like a remote control Hexbug, Wii Games, big bean bag and new bike. Ive been a good boy. Love, Bolden Richardson Dear Santa, We would like a new pink bike with a basket in front to carry our babies, as well as a new baby doll to go in the basket. We would also like some color wonder kits and princess clothes. Weve been good girls. Love, Sara and Sadie Richardson Dear Santa, I would like some Legos, action figures, a baseball and some dinosaurs for Christmas this year. Ive been a good boy. Love, John DeRose Dear Santa, I would like a baby doll, baby stroller, baby bottle, coloring book and paint set. Ive been a good girl. Love, Ashley DeRose Dear Santa, My name is Ashton Williams and I am 7 years old. I will be 8 years old soon. How are you doing? I am doing well. I am doing very well in school. I basically get straight As. Every time I spell something wrong on the computer it corrects me, which is so cool. How are the elves? How are the reindeers? Who is your favorite reindeer? My favorite is Rudolph, because I like shiny things. I like his bright red nose. I dont know what I really want for Christmas. I like dinosaurs, music and cop stuff. When I grow up I want to be a cop. My dad wants to be a cop, too. He just got done with cop school. Can you help him get a job as a cop Santa? That would be the best Christmas present ever. Can you get my mom a new camera or a big, shiny ring? Can you get my sister Shyanne a Kindle? She loves reading. My brother, Justin likes doing art stuff. He just draws all the time. My sister Heaven wants an iPad touch or something like that. Can you get her that? I want some music stuff. Like DJ stuff. I like making and singing music. Oh, I want a real keyboard piano and a microphone so I can sing. I hope we have a great Christmas. Be careful when you are flying in the air. I cant wait to see what you got me and my family for Christmas. I will leave you some of my moms yummy cookies and some milk. We are making special treats for your elves and we will leave some carrots for the reindeer. I love you Santa. Love, Ashton Williams Dear Santa, Hey Santa! How are you and your elves doing? Are your reindeer ready for the big trip? Tell them I said, Good Luck! I bet you are very busy checking your list not once, but twice. Making sure if were Naughty or Nice. I hope I am on the nice list. I worked my butt off this year. Im sure you already know that though, be cause I work my butt off every year. Im doing well in school. I work really hard. My older sister makes fun of me sometimes because I love to read a lot. I like to read about anything. Thats why unlike other kids, I am only asking for one thing. All I want for Christmas is a Kindle. That way I can read everywhere and not have a million books all over the place. So if you could get me that one thing, I will be the happiest little girl in the world. Well I am not going to keep you; I know you are very busy. It is only a few more days until Christmas! So be safe on your journey. I will leave you cookies and milk and some treats for your reindeer and elves. Love, Shyanne Williams Dear Santa, Hey Santa! I really dont know what to say or if I still even believe in you. I guess I should introduce myself first. My name is Heaven and I am 12 years old. I am in sixth grade. I dont really want much for Christmas. The things I do want are pretty small, like makeup, nail polish and hair stuff. I also would like some clothes and new shoes of course. But, if I could only ask for one thing and one thing only, it would be an iPad touch, which I know I will never get. I would like to ask something for my parents, too. I would love for my mother to get a new camera, a really nice one. She is always complaining about her little pink one. I really dont know how to ask for what I want for my dad. You cant make it or buy it at a store. I just want him to get hired by a police department. He just went through the Police Academy and he wants to be a cop really bad. I think he would and will be the best cop ever. He is the best dad ever, too. So I would really like if you could make that happen. We are making you some homemade cookies. My mom is the best cook, better than Rachel Ray. She is going to make you some Butterscotch cookies. She knows how you like them she said. My brothers and sister are also leaving some treats for your reindeers and elves. I hope you will enjoy them. Thank you for the gifts you left me last year. Hope you have a safe and fun trip! Love, Heaven Williams Dear Santa, How are you and your elves doing? I cant wait for Christmas. I am trying really hard to be good this year. I only want two things this year. I want some DS games and a new art set, a nice one. I hope I will get it. Oh thank you for all you do and for the gifts you gave me on Christmas last year and all the other times. You are a very Holly, Jolly man. Love, Justin Williams Dear Santa, Santa, I hope youve been OK. Ive missed you this past year. I love you Santa. I have you on my good list, because youre nice and you love us and you give us presents. I will keep being good. Love, Davin Dear Santa, All I would like for Christmas is an iPod, camera, Wii, Super Mario Brothers for Wii, make up and a volleyball. I have been a good girl. Love, Victoria Ricketts Dear Santa, Santa, what I really want for Christmas is a really big jeep, a cat and kittens. I am begging my mom for a cat and kittens, so please give me a cat and kittens. I have been a good girl. Love, Jada Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a puppy. The reasons why I want a puppy is because they are good pets for familys and they are so cute. Also, I want money, so I can spend it on important things like school supplies. I have been a good girl. Love, Jasmine Aguilar Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a camera and for all of the other children to have what they want too. I have been a good girl. Thank you for all of the presents you have given me. Love, Stephani 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus Editors Note: Eight-year-old Virginia OHanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become historys most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages. Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, If you see it in the Sun, its so. Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? Virginia OHanlon Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except (what) they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be mens or childrens, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! How dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus? It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but thats no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the babys rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 9 Ashley DeRose, 3, and John DeRose, 6 Bentley Stewart, 1 Sara, left, and Sadie Richardson, 3 Bolden Richardson, 9 Janisa Rodriguez Alilia Lili, 7, and Sophia, 5, Whitt Heaven, Justin, Shyanne and Ashton Williams Cassie and Tylor Launier with their new puppy, Tesla Jasmyne Gauthier, 7

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Amiah Rayana Garino Joseph Lynch Tyler Shaffer Sherri Kennedy Athena Tarnowski Jeffrey Wilson Mason Hanrahan Allison Weaver Jaxson Bess Alexa Lopez Colton Eytchison

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 11 Jayden Hanson Jace Niedermeyer Rhianna Johnson Herman Paez Joseph McNicholas Aiyidiyien Myers Lily Cannestro Ashley Perrine Noah Yattana Michael Bish Hailey Rodgers Samantha Bernstein

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsVehicles from the Dunnellon Police Department and Dunnellon Fire Rescue open the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade Saturday night along Pennsylvania Avenue. The event drew hundreds of spectators who lined the street to watch the holiday festivities. ABOVE: Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he sits atop a fire truck from Dunnellon Fire Rescue. BELOW: Codi Hart, a member of the Dunnellon High School marching band, blows her trumpet as the band marches along Pennsylvania Avenue. ABOVE: Members of the Dunnellon High School Junior Air Force ROTC march along East Pennsylvania Avenue during the annual event. RIGHT: Wanda Castell, whose grandson is a member of the DHS Junior Air Force ROTC, snaps photographs of floats and groups during the parade. BELOW: The Dunnellon High School cheerleading squad makes their way along the parade route. ANNUAL DUNNELLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 13 Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsUncle Sam, also known to many in the community as Frank Strobl, smiles at the crowd Saturday night as a line of military vehicles follows behind him during the annual Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade. ABOVE: Youths salute and wave to members of the American Legion Post No. 58 as they pass by the crowd during the Christmastime event. BELOW: A young girl, dressed an angel, waves her candy cane at the crowd during the annual parade. ABOVE: Samy Perez, foreground, and Shylou Shields point at a group of dogs marching through the parade with the assistance of members of Rainbow River Animal Hospital. LEFT: Members of a local Girl Scout Troop wave to parade spectators. BELOW: Miss and Mr. DHS, Zahyr Oteero, and Alex Stetz and the Queen of the Rainbow, Nicki Paden, wave to the crowd as they make their way along the parade route. ANNUAL DUNNELLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE

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RIVERLANDSPORTS/EDUCATION 14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 George Lucin, Boys Soccer Lucin is a team captain who is dedicated, committed, loyal and always gives 120 percent, coach Hans Vreibel said. He is someone I can count on to do the right thing and his dedication surpasses most athletes. Besides being an outstanding athlete George is a model student athlete. He is an over role model on the field and in the classroom. Alex Gonzalez, Wrestling The returning letterman and state qualifier from a year ago, Gonzalez recorded three victories, all by pinfall, Dec. 12, at the Tigers quad meet at Belleview. Alex Gonzalez George Lucin 000DEH7 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. The Kiddie World program offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 4656745.Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, 2013, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 2012-13 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Grantees may receive up to $750 to use for stormwater/water resource education and up to $1,000 to purchase equipment related to these projects. Interested applicants may visit www.marioncounty fl.org/stormwater.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. The Office of the County Engineer launched the Stormwater Education Grants Program in 2010 to help students who live in unincorporated Marion County learn about stormwater pollution prevention, karst topography and what the water quality of the Floridan aquifer and other water bodies means to them. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686.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 also accepts students enrolled in the School Readiness (Vouchers) Program. 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 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. DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Lady Tigers win streak snapped After two close road victories and convincing victory on the road at Eustis, the Dunnellon High School girls basketball team could not find the winning formula for a fourth time Thursday night at North Marion, as the Lady Colts snapped the Lady Tigers three-game winning streak with a 46-36 setback. Its a tough place to play, said Dunnellon coach Tony Maldonado, whose team is 3-2 in District 5A-7 action. Were a young team, theres some nights we fire on all cylinders and other nights we dont. This happened to be a night we struggled. Freshman Tyra Thomas, who played a key role in Dunnellons 40-37 victory Dec. 6 at Hernando, scored 10 points to pace the Lady Tigers against North Marion. She added seven rebounds and five steals for Dunnellon, which is now 7-7 overall. Shes really going to be a great player, Maldonado said about the freshman, whose second on the team in offensive rebounds. Shes already good, but give her a couple more years and shes going to be great. Sophomore Sierra Oliver chipped in nine points and six rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who will compete at the Mount Dora Bible Christmas Tournament slated to begin Friday. Dunnellon will tip-off at 3 p.m. against Orlando Christian Prep. Weve got a really talented Soccer teams seek victory Dunnellons soccer teams went through an emotional roller coaster this past week. On Monday, Dec. 10, the Lady Tigers competed against Hernando, falling 6-0 to the Lady Leopards. The boys went up against Lecanto, falling 5-1 to the Panthers. Senior Ryan Molloy scored the Tigers lone goal in the loss, his first goal of the season. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Eastside High School visited Ned Love Field. The Tigers lost by mercy-rule, 8-0, to the Rams. The Lady Tigers had slightly better luck, as Alysha Johnson scored with an assist from Paige Volker. However, the girls also lost by mercyrule, 9-1, to the Lady Rams. Despite the loss, the girls were ecstatic about scoring. Its a really special feeling when you see all your hard work pay off, Johnson said. But I definitely couldnt have scored without the rest of the teams help. On Thursday, Dec. 13, both the boys and girls teamS played on the road, traveling to Palatka. The boys team lost, 5-0, as Joseph Fernandez injured his ankle 20 minutes into the second half. Fernandez is hopeful his ankle will heal during the holiday break, in time to play when the team resumes its second-half schedule. The girls team lost, 5-0, to the Lady Panthers. Both the boys and girls teams will be on a twoweek hiatus while on winter break and will resume games Thursday, Jan. 3, with home matches against Belleview. DHS preparing for Mount Dora Bible Christmas tourney JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TIGERS page 15 DHS boys hoops clip Pirates, 55-50The Dunnellon High School boys basketball team knocked off Crystal River, 5550, last Thursday. Desmond Frazier paced Dunnellon (3-7 overall, 2-3 in District 5A-7) with a gamehigh 23 points. Chris Jackson added 10 for the Tigers, who played at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at North Marion. Results were unavailable at press time. LAURA RILEY For the Riverland News Tiger award winners Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon High School football team recently held its end of the year banquet and awards ceremony. Among awards handed out were Most Improved Tigers, Second Effort Awards, Leadership Awards, Tough Man Award, Most Valuable Player Offense, Most Valuable Player Defense, the DenauRichardson Pride Award, the Scholar Athlete and the Tiger Pride Award. The winners of the Second Effort Award, from left, were: Alex Stetz, Keandre Brooks, Michael Roberson and Will Thomas. Connor Wentz won the DenauRichardson Pride Award. Will Thomas won the the Scholar Athlete award. Jordon Boley won the Tiger Pride Award and Offensive MVP. Dana Washington, left, and Keiwan Jones were named Defensive MVPs. Alex Stetz, left, LJ Brown and Cody Ingalls won the Leadership Awards. Shane Williams, left, and Andre Jackson won Tough Man Awards. jVon Swoll, right, won Most Improved Tiger.

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Dec. 11: Winners: 1. Betty Quigley, 5,450; 2.Carol Fitterman, 5,320; 3. Richard Davis, 5,270; 4. Luise Pellett, 4,670; 5. Brian Norris, 4,640. Slams: Sandra Leaper and Richard Davis, 6 NT. Results from Dec. 4: Winners: 1. Millie Morales, 5,220; 2. Luise Pellett, 5,160; 3. Carol Fitterman, 4,970. No slams. sophomore class, Maldonado said. Were really going to have a great team in a couple of years. On Dec. 11, on the road against Nature Coast Tech, senior Tanika Jackson led the way for the Lady Tigers, scoring a gamehigh 26 points, shooting 53 percent from the field. She also had three rebounds and three assists. Sophomore Destiny Porter added 11 points, including three 3-pointers for Dunnellon. Porter also had three rebounds and two steals. The Lady Tigers shot 94 percent from the field against the Lady Sharks, making 16 of 17 field goal attempts. Dunnellons lone miss came on a 3-point attempt. Overall, the Lady Tigers made 5-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc. Currently, the Lady Tigers are 3-5 on the road after starting the season 04 away from home. Maldonado believes his team has gained some much needed confidence with their recent road winning streak. I believe so, he said. I think we are doing a better job and not getting rattled too much when we fall behind. Weve still got room for improvement and the season is still early. Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 15 000DJRQ A TO Z LIQUORS 12091 S. Williams St., Dunnellon 352-465-0777 Michelob Ultra 18 PK $ 14 99 Warsteiner 12 PK BOTTLE $ 9 99 CHECK OUT OUR LIQUOR GIFT PACKS Canadian LTD or Kentucky Gentleman 1.75 ml $ 12 99 White Zin Moscato Chard Cabernet Merlot Barefoot Wines 1.5 ML $ 8 99 On Crown Royal 1.75 ml $ 5 00 OFF COUPON EXPIRES 12/31/12 On Smirnoff 80 1.75ml $ 2 00 OFF COUPON EXPIRES 12/31/12 WE WISH YOU A HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY! 000DHUT NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! Valid on New Subscriptions only. Expires 1/5/13 Just $22! Just $22! Just $22! Worse things could happen... Worse things could happen... Worse things could happen... N ame ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________ State _________________________________ Zip ___________________ Phone # ___________________________ Email ____________________________ __ _______ payment enclosed _______ bill me (please circle) Exp. Date __________________________ Card No. _____________________________ Authorized Signature ______________________________________________________ Clip, complete and mail to: 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE., DUNNELLON, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com you could miss the chance to get an entire year of Riverland News for... Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More.Packages from $50/weekWe deliver and setup!352-895-0101CribsToYou@gmail.com000DENU 000DJE9 000DJEE 000DJE5 000D9KV 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 Alli Athaide Presley Burnett Nadia Reyes Daniel Armstrong Chyenne Bennett Gracie OTeney Christmas Card Cuties TIGERS continued from page 14 BRIDGE SCORES

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Methodist church to host gospel concert Jan. 5Dunnellon 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. 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. First United Methodist Church is at 21501 W. State Road 40. For more information, call 489-4026. 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. 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.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. Since the election, there has been a lot of jibber-jabber by the kings and queens of jibber-jabber about some financial cliff we are facing. I have no idea what they are talking about, and I have a suspicion they do not either, but if I am to guess, I would say it is not a great leap of faith. The great thing about being a jibber-jabber is you do not have to know what you are jibber-jabbering about. In fact, the less you know, the more you can jabber your jib. As one great American consumer, and I only speak for myself, I am tired of all of this nonsense. In the light of this, I bring good news concerning this ominous financial cliff. I am always happy to bring a little bit of good news in the midst of all of the twaddle and idiotic jibber-jabbing that goes on in our country. I know good news does not make the front page but I think it helps those of us who are tired of the bad news. The good news concerning this financial cliff is that we do not have to worry about it at all, thanks to the Mayan calendar. Wherever they are, somebody needs to congratulate them on saving not only our world, but also our country from a financial disaster. If we had the time, I would recommend that they be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. According to the Mayan calendar, the end of the world, whatever that means, is to take place on Dec. 21. How they had the foresight to come to our rescue at such a portentous time, we will never know. Thanks to them, we do not have to worry about any financial cliff that might be looming ahead of us. I think this should be enough to silence all of this political jibber-jabber the rest of us are tired of hearing. As grateful as I am to the Mayan calendar, I do have a little bone to pick with them. I do not mind people predicting the end of the world. Really, they have nothing on me. For years I have predicted the end of the world at the end of every month. Believe me, some months I really came close to the end of the world. At least the end of my world. Now, the bone I have to pick is simply this: Why did they pick Dec. 21, which is four days before Christmas? This is very frustrating to me. If they would have consulted with me, I would have suggested maybe the end of the month. After all, give everybody a few days to enjoy his or her last Christmas. Personally, I do not mind missing New Years Eve. In my opinion, it is all hype and nothing else. After all, Dick Clark is gone, so what is the use of celebrating New Years Eve? In my lifetime, I have seen enough people drop the ball; I do not need to stay up to midnight to watch everybody drop the ball. But, Christmas Day, thats a whole different ballgame. The problem I face is simply this, if I buy a Christmas present and the world actually does end on Dec. 21, I have wasted my money. Being a tightwad such as I am, that is a most blasphemous thing to do. On the other hand, if I do not buy Christmas presents,16 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 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 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 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 www.stjohncc.com 000CNLC MASSES 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 CHRISTMAS MASSES 12/24 . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM 12/25 12 AM (midnight), 9 AM & 11 AM MARY, MOTHER OF GOD 12/31 . . . . . . Vigil 4:30 PM 1/1 . . . . . 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean Desir, Pastor 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church ELCA Pastor Lynn Fonfara 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Citrus Springs Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Communion Every Sunday Information: 489-5511 Go To Our Web Page hopelutheranelca.com 000A6QX GATHERINGSA DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHESFor where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20711180 Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free 352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County SO, THISISHOW THEWORLDENDS Pink Flamingo campaign check presentation Special to the Riverland NewsWendy Bowen, left, and Tamyra Bowen of Advanced Imaging Centers, present a check to Sherry Roberts, right, of Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which provides funding for screening mammograms for patients who cannot afford one. Advanced Imaging Centers, a member of Ocala Health, wrapped up its second annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign, which used pink lawn flamingos to raise awareness of breast cancer and promote the importance of early detection. A total of $4,799 was raised through the sale of pink flamingos, which was donated to Michelle-O-Gram. PRINCIPALS OFFICE CHURCH NEWS Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 18

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assuming that the world will end Dec. 21, I am going to be redder in the face on Christmas Day than Santas suit. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will not accept some lame excuse that I thought the world was going to end on December 21. This whole thing has put me in quite a quandary. I know there have been hundreds of people down through the years predicting the end of the world. The problem I have is, what day is going to be right, and who is to say when? Many people are putting a lot of credence on this Mayan calendar. Some are pointing out how brilliant these people were. However, I have one simple question to ask. If the Mayans were so smart, where in the world are they now? I am rather suspicious of their disappearance, especially when we come to the end of the world according to their prediction. If they can predict the end of our world, why were they not able to predict the end of their world? So, let us say December 21 is the end of the world. What I am doing to prepare myself for that is stockpiling Apple Fritters. I do not know what the end of the world means, I do not know the condition I am going to be in, but I do know that an Apple Fritter is the panacea for all ailments. If I just have enough Apple Fritters, I know I can face anything, even the end of the world. It would be nice that the last thing I do before the world ends is savor a delicious Apple Fritter. Actually, I have something much better. But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you (1 Peter 1:25 KJV). I do not know how the world is going to end, but I do know who is really in charge.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@ att.net. Church slates revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. each night. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; Rev. Nathaniel Rawls, pastor of First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; Dunnellons own Ernie Mills who played football with the Gators, the Pittsburg Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys; and David Vander Klay, a New York detective. 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.Pianist to perform at concert seriesRenee Deuvall will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, as part of the Dunnellon Presbyterian Concert Series. Deuvall will sing, as well as play the piano. A love offering will be collected for the Dunnellon Presbyterian Churchs building project.Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. Church schedules monthly fish frySt. John the Baptist Catholic Church, on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40 East, will host its monthly fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Friday monthly through May. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. 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OK, but hes retired. Its not been foggy at the North Pole. Riverland News: Whos your favorite reindeer? Santa Claus: I dont have a favorite, but do you know who washes my sleigh? Comet. (Hearty Ho, Ho, Ho!) Riverland News: Where is Mrs. Claus? Santa Claus: Shes at the North Pole. I should have brought her, but someones got to be in charge. She cracks that whip. Riverland News: Have you ever been on the naughty list? Santa Claus: I was dangerously close to being on the naughty list Riverland News: What do you think the true meaning of Christmas is? Santa Claus: If we did not have Jesus Christ, I would not have a job. Its about giving back to the community and trying to remind people that being good is really a great thing. Riverland News: What is your favorite Christmas memory? Santa Claus: There are so many. Theyre not all happy, but they all made Santa feel like he was doing something good. Im not going into detail, because I dont want anyone to see Santa cry. Riverland News: How do you train your reindeer? Santa Claus: Its magic and Im not going to tell you exactly how it works, because then Santa would be out of a job. Most people realize that the reindeer are very young, but theyve been around for 190 years; when you add magic, they dont age. If we had that magic, anything is possible. We all realize that magic is what this is all about. Riverland News: How old are you? Santa Claus: I am more than 190 years old. In 1822, Major Henry Livingston Jr. wrote about Jolly Old St Nick, its called Twas the Night before Christmas. He wrote that for his children and it got so famous that it was published anonymously and still to this day, it is the definitive Santa. Riverland News: Why do you want to be Santa Claus? Santa Claus: The reason that we all want to do things is because it makes us feel good, but what I get from it is that look of wonder in their eyes and its just something that we love to do, but we all know that its not about Santa but about doing good. Riverland News: Does Santa sleep? Santa Claus: Santa gets aches and pains. Its not easy flying around the world. Riverland News: What is Santas favorite place to visit? Santa Claus: This is one (Dunnellon), but another is Westcliffe, Colo. You should Google it and youll see a great mountain range. Its somewhere Santa goes to enjoy life. If you go right now to kwmv.com, its the only radio station in Custar County Colo. They have a webcam that you can look at the mountains. Riverland News: What is your favorite milk? Santa Claus: Well, Ill tell you a secret, but Santa is prone to diabetes. What I do is drink skim milk only because to make up for no flavor at all they put sugar in it to help my blood sugar. Riverland News: Do you prefer milk or hot chocolate? Santa Claus: Milk. The hot chocolate will turn cold and hot chocolate has to be the perfect temperature. Ms. Claus is coming up with her own line of hot chocolate, because shes the expert. Riverland News: How do you get there on only one night? Santa Claus: Have you heard of magic? I use it for lots of things like happiness, gladness. Its pretty hard to go around the world in one night. Mrs. Claus keeps me straight and level while Im doing my rounds. Riverland News: Who makes the iPhone? Santa Claus: I have IT people that do it. Its hard to keep up with all of it, but we get it done. Riverland News: Do your elves have magic? Santa Claus: Everybody is endowed with magic. Its a magical equation, theyre amazing little critters. Riverland News: Do you pay the elves or is it slave labor? Santa Claus: Everything is provided for them. Its a wonderful life. They get paid, but its in North Pole money. Riverland News: Are you friends with Jack Frost? Santa Claus: Not really, he can be mighty cold. I have a lot of magical friends though. Riverland News: Have you ever gotten lost? Santa Claus: Oh yes, thats the reason I got Rudolph, and Mrs. Claus, shes the navigator. Riverland News: Would you prefer living in a barn or house? Santa Claus: I wouldnt mind living in a barn, but I have a house. We call our barn the extension. Riverland News: How does one get in touch with Santa Claus? Santa Claus: I have email. You can reach me at Santashome@juno.com. Riverland News: Do you work out? Santa Claus: I work outside getting a tan and working with the reindeer. Its hard to get a tan in the Keys with all this red on. I dont work out, but I should. Theres always room for improvement. Riverland News: Have you considered using Just for Men? Santa Claus: I like this natural white look. If they had white color Id use it. Sometimes I get a little grey. Riverland News: Can I get a red rider BB gun with a compass in the stock? Santa Claus: You seem like a very mature young boy and with proper instruction I wouldnt see why you couldnt. But only for entertainment purposes ONLY! Riverland News: How do you get down the chimney? Santa Claus: Magic. Riverland News: Where do your elves sleep? Santa Claus: In the extension in their dormitory Riverland News: Where do your reindeer sleep? Santa Claus: Same place as the elves. Riverland News: What do you want for Christmas? Santa Claus: I want peace on earth, and the reindeer to be happy and to remember why we celebrate Christmas is because of Jesus. What I really want is for you to be happy and secure.Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 19 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. 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Wed like to help make it better. Overall, the states longterm goal is connect all of the central Florida systems and create what has been dubbed as the Heart of Florida trail system. Eventually, state officials hope to connect the north and south Florida systems with a completed central Florida system, giving cycling enthusiasts a statewide trail that would stretch from as far south in the Keys to the Panhandle. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger, who sits on the TPO as the city of Dunnellon representative, called the meeting in which a more detailed plan was presented by state officials. It was very exciting, she said. Were going to be one of the first communities to be used to connect the trails together. Its very special as far as the trails are concerned. In 2011, the Withlacoochee Trail welcomed more than 365,500 visitors, with a direct economic impact of nearly $16 million. Part of the overall plan is to connect the Withlacoochee Trail to the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, which comprises 110 miles as it crosses Central Florida from the Gulf of Mexico to the St. Johns River. Last year, more than 1 million visitors made the trek along the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway, with a direct economic impact of nearly $49 million. The money the tourists bring in is absolutely incredible, Fleeger said. The amount of money they bring in during a short stay, or even a longer stay. Fleeger stressed its important for Dunnellon to entice additional businesses to town to provide visitors with places to stay in an effort to capture tourism dollars. It still gives Dunnellon its small-town charm, she said of visitors, who would provide an economic boost to the business community. Kimley-Horne, which has been tasked with handling the design and engineering aspect of the citys project, is close to finishing the draft concept plan for the East Penn Streetscape, City Manager Lisa Algiere said. She noted she plans on scheduling a meeting with the committee to review the concept plan in January. We are excited about the two projects in the TPO, Algiere said. This is good news for Dunnellon and Marion County. We are glad they recognize the impact these trails will have on the region. As these trails are developed, Dunnellon will become more of an attraction for bicyclists, hikers and equestrians. There are many visitors who come to Florida for the trails. We are working hard to attract a hotel to Dunnellon so that when these visitors come here they have a place to stay. These projects will enhance the eco-tourism and increase business for our local merchants. Riverland News photosLEFT: Police Chief Joanne Black and Santa share a laugh as the long-time law enforcement officer made Santa s good list for Christmas. RIGHT: Judy Lesperance and Santa share a laugh as the educator asked Santa f or a boyfriend. She, too, made Santas good list for Christmas. SAN TAcontinued from page 1 AGENCYcontinued from page 1

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20 Riverland News, Thursday, December 20, 2012 Lien Notices 339-1220 RIV 01/04 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 01/04/2013, 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 KIA KNDUP131036383396 December 20, 2012 341-1220 RIV 1/14/13 sale date PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Public Sale: D & D TOWING OF OCALA gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 4125 NE 342-1220 RIV 1/12 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE : Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 1/12/2012, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL 34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing/ C&M Towing reserves the 343-1220 RIV 12/30 sale PUBLIC NOTICE UNCLAIMED VEHICLE AUCTION The following vehicle(s) will be sold for charges due on 12/30/2012 at 8:00AM 2000 LINCOLN VIN# 1LNHM87A5YY823133 Address where vehicle(s) are stored and will be sold: Scrambletown Wrecker Service 15679 NE Hwy. 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488 352-625-2444. Scrambletown Wrecker Service reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. December 30, 2012 right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 CHRYSLER 1C3EJ56HY1SN511319 December 20, 2012 Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, FL 34479-2427, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statues. D & D TOWING OF OCALA reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date: January 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM 2001 HYUNDAI VIN # KMHDN45D61U157883 December 20, 2012 Lien Notices Lien Notices 345-1227 RIV Vs. Dakota Enterprises, Inc. 2011-1273-CAPNotice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NUMBER 2011-1273-CAP TRANSGLOBALDEFINED BENEFITPENSION PLAN, Plaintiff, vs. DAKOTAENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware corporation, CHRISTINAPERERA, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 12, 2012, and entered in case number 2011-1273-CAP, in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, Florida, wherein DAKOTAENTERPRISES, INC., a Delaware Corporation, and CHRISTINAPERERA, are Defendants. David R. Ellspermann, Clerk of Marion County Circuit Court, will sell to the highest bidder at the Jury Assembly Room, 1st Floor of the Judicial Wing at the Marion County Courthouse, 110 Northwest 1 Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, at 11:00 oclock a.m., on the 15th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment to wit: See Composite Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 12th day of December, 2012. LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN SERLE, P.A. 6070 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 Telephone: (561) 912-3523 Facsimile: (561) 912-3516 By: /s/ Brian Bedell, Esquire Florida Bar Number 52620 EXHIBIT A PARCEL#1 Beginning at the Southeast corner of SW 1/4 of Sectino 17, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, THENCE North 0 degrees 2934 East, along the East Boundary of said SW 1/4, 2152.77 feet; THENCE South 63 degrees 28 West, 1307.50 feet to the Northeasterly right of way line of State Road No. 500, said point being 50.00 feet from and at right angles to, the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 1319.39 feet to a point where said right of way changes; THENCE North 64 degrees 1835 East, along said right of way line 50.00 feet to a point that is 100.00 feet from and at right angles to the center line of said State Road; THENCE South 25 degrees 41 East, along said right of way line, 445.78 feet to the South boundary of said SW 1/4; THENCE North 89 degrees 58 East, along said South boundary, 341.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Less and except the South 200 feet thereof. Also less and except those portions deeded to the State of Florida in Official Records Book 1020, Page 333 and Official Records Book 2210, Page 775, all of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Commonly known as: 12675 N US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12435-000-00 PARCEL#2 Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, Marion County, Flroida; thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 301.04 feet along said R/W, thence S. 68 degrees 10 E 125.12 feet along said R/W, thence leaving said R/W S. 00 degrees 00 W 1438.74 feet to a point on the South boundary of Section 21, thence along the Section line S. 89 degrees 17 W 843.83 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT Road right of way for U.S. Highway 27. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION Commence at the Southwest corner of Section 21, Township 14 South, Range 20 East, thence N. 89 degrees 17 E 665.33 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 1082.84 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 40 E 420.00 feet, thence N. 00 degrees 19 E 507.95 feet to a point on the South R/W of U.S. 27, thence S. 72 degrees 56 E 223.34 feet along said R/W, thence S. 00 degrees 18 W 449.94 feet, thence S. 45 degrees 00 W 364.49 feet, thence S. 00 degrees 19 W 810.61 feet, thence S. 89 degrees 17 W 377.70 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commonly known as: 11760 N. US Hwy. 27, Ocala, FL Account Number: R12476-005-00 December 20 & 27, 2012 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. 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