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Title: Riverland news
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Publication Date: 12-27-2012
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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 27, 2012Vol 31 No. 1075 cents WHATS HAPPENING 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 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call Larry, Christine or Mandy at 489-8021. 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. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. 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 south of the intersection of State Road 40 and U.S. 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. Country Sunshine Band will provide live music. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. All proceeds benefit local charities. Friends of the Library to host bat programThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will present Shari Blissett-Clark, who is board member for Bat Belfrys Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. BlissettClark will give a onehour program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Library Meeting Room. Blissett-Clarks program, which will include a question-andanswer 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. YEAR IN REVIEW 2 012 is about to fade into memory, but with four days remaining in the calendar year, the headlines of 2012 havent disappeared entirely. This past year, there have been plenty of news stories to grace the pages of the Riverland News. So weve combed through the past 51 editions of 2012, narrowing down the list of major news to the top 12 stories of 2012. However, weve put a twist on it, taking the top news stories from the past 12 months, calling it the Top 12 of 2012: The Year in Review.January 2012Though it started in December 2011, the city of Dunnellons purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls Utility Systems have dominated the news this past year. The city borrowed $6.5 million to make the purchases, establishing what many residents feel is an unfair 25 percent surcharge on their utility usage. The purchase has led to a boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications and a lawsuit from Rainbow Springs residents. Residents used the rallying cry, because we can, a phrased uttered by former Mayor Fred Ward when the Council defended its decision to impose a 25 percent surcharge on water bills for nonresidents who are customers of the citys utility system. February 2012In a move seeking to bolster its image, the city of Dunnellon hired Harriett Daniels as its communications and program coordinator for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Daniels, a former reporter for the Ocala Star-Banner who worked in the journalism field for 21 years, covered a variety of beats including the Dunnellon City Council and Belleview City Government, the Alachua County School District, agriculture and veterans. On her employment application, she requested a yearly salary of $42,000. Daniels graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She worked for New York Times Regional Media Group, which owned both the Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun from August 1994 to November 2011. March 2012A boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications gained traction as Rainbow Springs residents circulated petitions and staged protests throughout the community as well as at a joint meeting between the city Report: Man, 22, had sex with teen Man checked girl out from high school A 22-year-old Marion County man was charged Dec. 12 with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Interference with Custody involving a 15-year-old female student at Dunnellon High School. According to a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report, Hector Javier Melendez went to Dunnellon High School on Nov. 12 and signed the girl out of school and took her to his home in Marion Oaks where they engaged in sexual intercourse. The report indicated Melendez is not on the school pick-up list. According to Marion County records, Melendez was adjucated guilty of a third degree felony in Feburary 2011 of operating or owning a chop shop. Records indicate the case has been reopened. School district officials could not be reached for comment, because the district is currently closed for Winter Break until Jan. 2. Once at his home, the report stated, Melendez took the teen to his room where the couple engaged in sexual intercourse. According to the report, the victim told Melendez to stop. She told authorities they took a shower and got dressed; however, they had sexual intercourse again. Afterward, they laid in bed together before having sexual intercourse JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News file photoCouncilwoman Penny Fleeger pumps her fists in the air at a joint County-City meeting in March while making her way toward City Hall. Wallking next to Councilwoman Fleeger is Harold Horne, community development director. Citys purchase of utilities dominates storylines of 2012 Annual Chamber awards dinner scheduled The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for its annual awards/installation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rainbow Rivers Clubhouse. During the evenings festivities, awards will be given out and newly elected board members will be sworn in. The chamber will present awards in the following categories: Community Service Award: The Community Service Award was first presented in 1986 and its purpose is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in serving our Community. Community Youth Award: The Community Youth Award recognizes one or more persons who have been instrumental in Youth Services in the Dunnellon Area. Making A Difference Award: This award is presented to an individual who has done an outstanding job of making a difference in Dunnellon. Community Involvement Event slated for Saturday, Jan. 12 See CHAMBER page 3 Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJoe Acaba presented a patch, which was mounted on a special, colorful NASA montage poster featuring the photos of the astronauts in space, to School Board Chairman Ron Crawford, not pictured. Out of this world adventure OCALA When Joe Acaba first entered the NASA astronaut program, the then-Dunnellon Middle School science teacher had a dream to live in space. Mission accomplished. The teacher turned astronaut completed his four-month stint in September aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and the former teacher shared his experiences his aboard the ISS as well as his time with the government-run space program since joining NASA in the 2000s with several dozen people at a recent visit to the Silver River Museum. Acaba is no stranger to Silver River Museum, or Silver River State Park for that matter. He often took his middle school science students to the area for ecological-based field trips. Being back at the museum felt like home for Acaba, who taught at Dunnellon Middle School from 2000 to 2004. I love this place, its just wonderful, he told a packed house of Marion County residents who came to hear him speak Dec. 12 at the special homecoming celebration of sorts. I spent a lot of time here. Hes spent his fair Former teacher turned astronaut tells of living on ISS See TEEN page 3 See WORLD page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Hector Melendez JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See REVIEW page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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of Dunnellon and Marion County Board of County Commissioners. At the meeting, thenMayor Ward defended the Councils decision to add a 25 percent surcharge on top of the customers rates, which are currently 80 percent of what regular utility customers pay now. Officials plan to bring their rates even in the next five years, at which time Rainbow Springs utility users will pay a full 100 percent, plus the surcharge. By law, Florida Statue 180, any public municipality serving customers outside of its city limits can charge an additional 25 percent. Ward pointed out several communities, including Belleview and Williston, which do the same to their water users who do not live inside the city. He added Dunnellon is in the middle of the pack regarding its fees to utility customers. However, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone questioned the decision of city officials to immediately place those residents affected by the purchase on city rates. He told the City Council when the county purchases a utility system, the county tends to phase those users into the county rate structure over a period of time. April 2012 For three-quarters of a century, the Dunnellon Water Tower stood as a beacon in the center of town. The tower served as an iconic landmark for many who have lived here, but for others an eyesore that had the potential to be a disaster waiting to happen. The bulk of the 76-yearold structure was dismantled in eight-plus hours, shocking residents and business owners, while causing passing motorists to slow down and gawk as a large crane lowered sections of the water tower to the ground. Officials said the cost to save it was just too much. Because the structure was coated in lead-based paint, another structure would have needed to be placed over it before sand-blasting it. All told, officials said, it would have cost between $100,000 to $200,000 to refurbish the structure. Commissioned in 1936, the cost to erect the now decades old water tower was more than $20,000. In 1935, city officials secured a federal grant for more than $10,000 and a federal grant for $9,000plus to cover most of the costs to install the tower as well as run water lines from it. The company contracted to remove the tower is Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance of Henderson, Ky. The cost to remove the tower is $12,000; $4,000 less than a bid received a year ago. May 2012Former Dunnellon Middle School teacher Joe Acaba made a return voyage to space; however, unlike his 13-day visit in 2009, the former science teacher spent four months living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Acaba, a NASA flight engineer, along with Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, left for the ISS May 14 aboard the Soyuz TMA04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On May 16, they arrived at the ISS where they joined Don Pettit of NASA, Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko, who had been on the station since late December 2011. Acaba started teaching with Marion County Public Schools in 2000. June 2012Mark Kaprelian, the owner of Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, which he originally purchased in October 2010 for $2.4 million, found himself back at square one in his bid to sell the course and clubhouse after members of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association voted against a proposal to purchase both venues. Kaprelian and the POAs Board of Directors had been in talks about a potential deal for the club. Kaprelian announced in August 2011 he was selling the facility, with an asking price of $3 million. What he would have accepted from the residents, he said, he wouldnt announce publicly. Residents of Rainbow Springs let their voices be heard, or, better still, let their pens do the talking for them in regards to the potential purchase of the course and country club. In a survey conducted of member of the RSPOA, members voted, 1,583 to 213, against pursuing further action to purchasing the facility currently owned by Kasmark Inc. Prior to engaging in talks with the RSPOA, county officials and Kaprelian meet to see if the county would consider purchasing the facility and establishing a Municipal Taxing Service Unit (MTSU); however, county officials said it was unlikely option that creating an MTSU would work. Afterward, Kaprelian approached the Board about the community purchasing the country club.July 2012The city lost more than an elected official with the shocking death of Vice Mayor Frederick Fred C. Stark, the town lost a friend and wellrespected individual. Stark, known too many throughout the city as Starkie, died at his home Monday, July 2, at the age of 73. Stark had served on the City Council since 2006 after a long and distinguished career with the New York Fire Department. He retired from there, relocating to Florida. Once here, he served as a Bureau Chief at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, retiring in 1993. He had a masters degree from Fordham University. Stark and his wife, Juliette, celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. At a Celebration of Life Ceremony July 12 at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, where he had worked for 15 years, hundreds of family, friends and former colleagues gathered to pay their respects to Stark. Chief Rick Talbert spoke on behalf of the family to the packed room. While I believe that as his son and oldest surviving child, that duty should fall to me, Christopher Stark wrote on the Facebook page the Celebration of Life for Frederick C. Stark. I know it would be an exercise in futility for me to attempt to get up in front of those in attendance and try to pay tribute to my dad in a manner he would approve of. Translation: I do not wish to cry in front of that many witnesses. He would not have it. August 2012They protested, picketed and boycotted. Now Rainbow Springs residents are headed to court regarding the city of Dunnellons purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility system and the 25 percent surcharge officials implemented in the billing cycle. According to documents filed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Marion County, Louis Benza brought this action as an individual, and as a class action representative2 of a similarly situated class of approximately 1,500 former customers of Rainbow Springs Utility (RSU) facilities (water and sewer lines and treatment facilities) all located entirely in unincorporated Marion County, who now pay water and sewer user fees, including a 25 percent surcharge, to the city of Dunnellon even though the RSU lines and treatment facilities are not physically connected to any city lines or treatment facilities located within the city boundaries. According to the suit, residents want the court to: Declare that water and sewer rates and annual increases, including a 25 percent surcharge, established by the city of Dunnellon are unwarranted, unreasonable, and not just and not equitable as applied to users 2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 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... 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Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 C h i n a W o k B u f f e t C h i n a W o k B u f f e t China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 SEAFOOD BUFFET EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY REVIEW continued from page 1 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News file photoChunks of the Historic Dunnellon Water Tower lay in a heap after crews dismantled the iconic landmark in April. The Historic Water Tower had stood for 3/4 of a century before being torn down. See REVIEW page 14

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for a third time. The victim, the report stated, told authorities Melendez then returned her to school. According to the report, the victim told her family about the incident Nov. 13 after Melendez broke off the relationship, citing to the girl in a note, I (explective) love you. Im sorry I didnt work how we wanted it, but jus remember I will love you. We just didnt had the rite age for each other. The report stated on Nov. 16 Melendez contacted the victim and told her not to say anything to anyone or make up a lie. According to the report, the sheriffs office was notified about the encounter Nov. 16 when one of the victims family members called to report the incident between Melendez and the victim. She provided authorities with two letters, one handwritten and the other typed. On Nov. 19, the report stated, authorities contacted officials at Dunnellon High School who verified Melendez did pick the girl up from the school at 9:33 Nov. 12 and that hes not on the schools pick-up list. The report stated on Dec. 12, authorities interviewed Melendez, who post Miranda, told officials he admitted to checking the victim out of school Nov. 12, going back to his residence and engaging in sexual intercourse. He said he was aware of the victims age and that was sorry about what happened. According to Marion County Jail records, Melendez bond was set at $65,000. He remained in the Marion County Jail as of press deadline Wednesday morning. Award: The Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Service Above Self Award: This Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and has given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader Award: The Business Leader Award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award: While the following award is not presented every year, the Heritage Award is given to a person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $25 per person. The cost includes the price of dinner as well as appetizers, deserts, wine and drinks. Seating is limited, Leisure noted, so reserving your tickets now is important. For more information or to purchase a ticket for the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 4892320 or email dunnellon chamber@bellsouth.net. 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The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. CALL 1-888-852-2340 For Information On Subscriptions TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 C HA M B ER continued from page 1 share of time seeing the Earth since making his maiden voyage into space in 2009. Acaba spent 13 days in orbit during his first journey into space aboard Discovery. His most recent trek, though, came aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. The California-born Acaba spent months training for his four-month stint aboard the ISS, then trained with his Russian counterparts for his ride to the ISS. He compared riding aboard a shuttle and Soyuz rocket to that of driving a sports car or luxury car. During his time aboard the ISS, Acaba worked with astronauts from other countries, including Russia and Japan, conducting a variety of experiments as well as general maintenance on the facility. Acabas task was to man the robotic arm, which was used to help other ships dock at the station. He did not take a space walk during his four-month stay in space, but he, like the others, had been trained to do every task necessary. You might have one primary task, but you have to be able to do them all, he explained to the crowd. While speaking to the crowd, Acaba showed a 15minute slideshow of the pictures and others took during his training preparation to his stay and return from the ISS. He then fielded a variety of questions from those in the audience, who ranged in age from 1 to 70. After the question-andanswer session, Acaba presented a patch, which was mounted on a special, colorful NASA montage poster featuring the photos of the astronauts in space, to School Board Chairman Ron Crawford, who accepted it on behalf of the museum. Scott Mitchell, the director of the museum and environmental education center, was thrilled to accept the collectable as well. Crawford also made Acaba an offer to come back and teach when he decides to leave NASA. Its certainly something Ive thought of doing, Acaba said about returning to the classroom to teach once his career with NASA is complete. Among those in the audience included Acabas former principal, Jane Ashman, co-worker Beth Wood, a teacher at Dunnellon Middle School, and two former students, Sarah Zunich and Jessica Sistler, both of whom enjoyed Acabas stories about his career as an astronaut and as a teacher. The self-proclaimed hippie even joked with the audience about seeking advice from his students about cutting off his ponytail prior to his interview with NASA officials. They said dont do that, be yourself, Acaba said. Luckily, I was smarter than they were. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsNASA astronaut Joe Acaba, center, poses with two of his former students, Sarah Zunich, left, and Jessica Sistler after his presentation. WOR L D continued from page 1 TEEN continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS 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 back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666.

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 River views Friends of the Dunnellon Library thank community for supportThe Friends Book Stores December sale went very well thanks to this wonderful community. The sale ran for three weeks giving everyone an opportunity to find a gift of a like-new book. We continue to have an amazing number of books in our inventory, which changes daily and we will continue daily special sales. The Friends President and Book Store chairperson will be on Volunteer Shift on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Bookstore, so look forward to a super special surprise book sale for that day. The book store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Our everyday low prices are hardcovers for $2; large paperbacks $1 and regular paperbacks 50 cents. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fundraisers are for the benefit of your Dunnellon Library. We are a 100 percent volunteer organization using our funds to provide materials and equipment for your library that are not in the countys budget, such as sponsoring Childrens Programs, Free Author Programs and so much more. Most importantly our greatest commitment is a book endowment funds given to the Dunnellon Public Library toward new library books. We invite you to join us at our next meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 in the Library Meeting Room. Why not start the new year by becoming a member? You can be active by becoming a member of a committee or just join to support the librarys many projects with your membership fee. Thank you from all the Friends and may you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2013. Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store CommitteeChamber thanks parade supporters, communityThe Chamber of Commerce would like to take the time to give a special thanks to the Dunnellon Community. We definitely want to thank all the 2012 Christmas Parade participants. Due to their community support, this was the biggest parade for Dunnellon yet. A special thanks to the following: The city of Dunnellon, the Dunnellon Police Department, and surrounding police agencies that volunteered, Charlene Williams, Matt with Boomtown Media, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, grand marshals, Delbert Smallridge and Ken Readers key to years successes I ts time for my review of 2012, the good, the bad and the ugly. There were a lot of highs and lows again, which seems to be the norm for any year. I grew another year older, which brought about a few more wrinkles, and I seem to have adopted a second chin, which Im not too happy about. My son-in-law turned the big and my dad turned the big The latter resulted in a celebration, which was definitely one of the highlights of the year. Not only did we help him celebrate a milestone, but we reunited for a night with old friends. Unfortunately, we also had a few bad weeks with him being sick. However, happy to say we survived and are now on the mend. My stepson turned 21 this year, but hes in college up in New York so Im going to imagine that he stayed in that night and played a game of Scrabble. We had three great visits from my brother in Iowa, but likewise had to sadly say good-bye to him all three times. We even got to see my two nieces in July for the first time in three years. They are both exceptionally smart and talented girls. We finally took that family vacation to the Tennessee Mountains and made some lasting memories. I ventured back into the business world and my daughter started a new job at Dr. Shahs office here in Dunnellon. Everyone else managed to hold onto their jobs for another year, thank God. I developed a new love for decaffeinated coffee, pumpkin muffins and costume jewelry. My husband developed a new love for clocks. I only got lost 17 times this year. That was pretty good for me. My granddaughter continued to excel in softball, although we were disappointed when she decided she didnt want to pitch this year. Were hoping this is just temporary. She also grew more beautiful, if that is possible. My grandson went on to achieve his highest level green belt in karate, while also growing a couple of inches. His official status of being an angel is still intact. We now have a window seat in our kitchen, which my mother-in-law made the cushions for, and we put doublepaned windows on the front of our house, which has cut down on our electric bill considerably. And speaking of the mother-in-law, we seem to be developing a nice friendship after all these years. The grandkids room has been turned into a very nice guest room. They always sleep with me when they come over anyway. We have equipped it with an armoire, TV and Lazy Boy chair. It turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. We also decided to turn our back room into a game room, so we are now the proud owners of a slot machine, an electronic dart board and a video arcade game. My daughter shot her first deer and although Im sad to see another Bambi being killed, Im proud of her achievement. 2012 was the year we watched as Tim Tebows talents were wasted. We held The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITED The opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VOICE THANK YOU LETTERS JERSEY GIRL WALT WAYNE COUNTRY T he Associated Press recently published an article titled Donate to any number of causes to help people and animals throughout the world. It listed various charitable causes including adopt-an-animal programs for an array of four-legged species. While I was reading the article about these worthy charities located all around the globe, I recalled that old adage that Charity begins at home. The reason it came so readily to mind was because the previous week I had visited an equine rescue farm right here in our own backyard, just a few miles up the road in Morriston. Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc., a 501c3 public nonprofit charity, is one of the few such rescue, rehabilitation and placement organizations aiding neglected, abused and abandoned horses that we have here in Central Florida (www.bhfer.org). This farm is remarkable on all levels from those who run it to what it does both for the horses it saves and for the local communities it serves. It exists because Theresa Batchelor bonded with an abused young Arabian mare named Beauty. Theresa having successfully met and conquered huge health related rehabilitation challenges of her own took on the difficult job of working with the young mare. The successful achievement of creating a trusting relationship between Beauty and herself inspired Theresa to establish, with her husband Bob in 2006, the nonprofit Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue operation, which last year rescued 93 horses and found new homes for more than 70 of them. Although underfunded and undermanned, this operation manages to permanently take care of a number of sanctuary horses, which have been so abused as to be unadoptable; while still being able to find homes for many adoptable horses of all ages and breeds. The Batchelors also monitor the status of their adopted horses on a quarterly basis to make sure that the adopters are properly taking care of them. Beautys Haven has served our area, which calls itself the Horse Capital of the World well on numerous occasions. For example, you may remember seeing on television last January the plight of the 38 Paso Fino horses in Anthony. The horses, after the death of their owner, had been sorely neglected with a third of them locked up in their stalls without light for two years. Marion County Animal Services asked the community help the Charity begins at home Columnist pens year in review W eve had up, downs, highlights and lowlights. Weve had successes and failures. Weve agreed to disagree, more often than not, with government officials and others throughout this past year. Weve been championed for our tireless effort to be visible in the community. None of it would matter if it wasnt for our loyal readers, returning readers or new readers in 2012, because your impact has certainly not gone unnoticed. We continually strive to increase our circulation numbers, because theres nothing more wed love to see than for everyone in Dunnellon, Rainbow Springs, Rainbow Lakes Estates, Lake Tropicana and any number of others to read the Riverland News on a weekly basis. We can proudly boast the Riverland News is one of two papers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers to meet a companywide mandate of increasing circulation by 1 percent or more in 2012. Thats pretty impressive in todays economy, considering most newspapers are struggling to make positive gains in circulation in the Internet age. For us, we believe our growth is for a number of reasons. First, theres a lot going on in Dunnellon, and were doing a good job of getting as much of it in the newspaper as possible. Youre not going to read a lot of Dunnellon news on the Internet, unless it happens to be in the national spotlight. Thankfully, we can continue to avoid the national spotlight, unless its for positive, encouraging news. Secondly, our readers are, we hope, enjoying the product. We receive a lot of feedback, positive and negative and we appreciate it all, because we believe it will make the Riverland News a better product, and being a better product is what readers deserve. Lastly, our readers are telling others about the paper and encouraging their friends and neighbors in the area to sign up. Without your help in promoting the newspaper to family, friends and neighbors, we likely would not have hit our 1 percent growth. Again, we cannot thank you enough for playing the pivotal role in seeing the paper increase in readership this past year. As we prepare to enter 2013, well continue to strive to make sure we are doing our best to cover the news around town good or bad we hope to be on top of it, from start to finish. We hope for a happy and prosperous 2013 for everyone. See LETTERS page 5 See WAYNE page 6 Walt Wayne Audrey Beem See JERSEY page 5

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our breath waiting for him to play, but were disappointed by the lack of confidence shown in our Florida superstar by his clueless coach. Boo Jets! Parenthood became my new favorite show, and Sons of Anarchy continued to dominate our Wednesday conversations. 2012 was also a huge year for reality TV. If you could eat it, shoot it, buy it or sell it you had a hit. We were introduced to Honey Boo Boo and Sweetie Pie. The first I can do without, but the latter has me hooked. Although Ive never been able to sit through a whole episode of Duck Dynasty, I know its popular with many. It was an exciting election year to say the least and I was proud to be a part of it. We saw Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher busting up, but we also saw Justin Timberlake get married and Justin Biebergrow up. I hate the way this year ended with the worst mass killing of youths ever, but if it brings about stricter gun control then at least it wasnt all in vain. I am happy, I am healthy and I am an extremely lucky girl. Happy 2013 Everyone! McAteer, AAA Roofing, Sonic, Papa Johns, Dunnellon Middle School, Dunnellon High School, Rainbows End Golf Course, Stitch and Nitch, Boys & Girls Club, Rainbow River Kayaks, and any/all of the businesses/individuals/organizations that I may not have mentioned, you are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of our volunteers whom without we could not have pulled off such an event. We would also like to say thank you to the community for coming out supporting our annual event we hope that you enjoyed this wonderful holiday tradition. Our trophy winners are as follows: Pack 469, first place; Pack 574, second place; and ATA, third place. Ariel Bruns,parade coordinator Red Kettle Campaign once again a successThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the many people of the Dunnellon area who contributed their time and resources. Their generosity help make this years Red Kettle Campaign a financial success. This campaign has been conducted by the Kiwanis Club every year since 1984. Special thanks to members of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon Womans Club, Sassy Red Hat Ladies, Dunnellon High Kiwanis Key Club, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Food Pantry and Kiwanis Aktion Club for volunteering to ring the bells. Kiwanis appreciates that Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Wood Barber Shop, Grumbles House and Dunnellon Bike Shop permitted Kiwanis to use their property to conduct the drive. In addition, thank you to Cadence Bank for counting the funds collected. Without the help of the many people and organizations, the success of this campaign would not have been possible. Bill Laterza, chairman,Salvation Army Red Kettle CampaignCops for Kids building a better community The second annual Cops for Kids program was a success. A total of 18 children from all over the Dunnellon area arrived and were paired with a Dunnellon Police Department officer, staff member or city of Dunnellon employee. Each child was given a chance to spend time with the employee, learning about law enforcement and building a better community. The children were provided meals by Swampy Bar and Grill, where they were treated as VIPs and mingled with officers, and city employees. As they children began making their lists of gifts, they were approached by Mayor Whitt, the City Manager Lisa Algiere, Chief Joanne Black, and Councilwomen Penny Fleeger. Each child was in awe as they realized each and every adult was there to make them feel special. After dinner, the children were driven to Walmart in police patrol cars. When they arrived they received their gift cards and began their shopping spree! The nominal donations came from many different sponsors and fundraising events the police department hosted throughout the year. After choosing gifts the children walked outside to have their gifts wrapped by volunteers from Cross at the River Cowboy Church while they enjoyed fresh cookies provided by KFC. After collecting the now wrapped gifts children were picked up by their families and provided with a Christmas turkey, donated by Walmart and fixings provided by Sweet Bay. After the children left, their families drove to Sonic to enjoy a warm meal for the rest of their family. During the event, employees were approached by customers asking about the program, as they explained the program their eyes opened wide and they quickly asked how they could become involved. While at the registers, a customer approached an employee and asked about the program, while doing so, one of the children had purchased gifts above the limit set on the gift card. Without hesitation the customer reached into their pocket and handed over the remaining balance so the child would not have to choose a gift to put back. As the childrens families arrived to pick them up, they smiled with pride as they loaded up all the gifts they had chosen for each family member. Officers and staff members discussed their adventures during the shopping trip. While shopping, the children were encouraged to purchase a gift for themselves, even though most of them wanted to spend all of their gift card funds on family members. You could hear the officers heartfelt comments to each of the parents as they described their experience and time with the children. The gratefulness expressed by each child was felt by each volunteer, officer, staff member and even Wal-Mart employees. I would like to thank everyone that has helped us make this event a success, We have such a warm giving community, a place we are happy to call home A special thank you to the following sponsors: Swampys Grill, WalMart, Sweetbay, Cadence Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sonic of Dunnellon, Abigails Caf, The Law Office of Keith R. Taylor, Art and Mazzie Bradshaw, Ron and Lynn McAndrew, Dunnellon Community Thrift Store, Michael and Pamela Berry, Richard Battaglia, Riverland News, Marsha Segal-George, The Law office of Avonelle Mackerell, Vicki Braun, Penelope Feldman, Sue Lavac, Volunteer Thrift Store, Sandra Gerhard, Howard and Denise Rowland, Scott Houts, Shelia Galvin, Mt. Olive AME Church, Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon, Dunnellon Babysitter Tonya, Family Fun Bounce House, Cross at the River Cowboy Church, Perkins Dentistry, Rosalie Adler, Dunnellon Car Wash, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Dunnellon Elementary and Romeo Elementary schools, Chaplain Ed Anthony, Mayor Nathan Whitt, Dunnellon Womens Club, Dunnellon City Employees, Officer Carolina Rolfes, the Dunnellon Police Department officers and staff, the many citizens who donated but wish to remain anonymous and the Secret Santa who paid for a child purchases at WalMart after learning about our program. Chief Joanne Black Officers and Staff, Dunnellon Police Department Restaurant thanks patrons for donationsWe, at the Front Porch Restaurant, wish to thank all our customers and staff who donated to our Christmas Fund. Your combined gifts provided Christmas dinner and gifts for three deserving families with a total of seven children. You have made a real difference for them. We are very impressed with your generosity and caring for others. What a great community we live and work in. Merry Christmas to all! Mary, Kathy, Debra, GailFront Porch RestaurantRiverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 5 000DEGZ 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 000DASD 000DLJE Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Batchelors stepped up and took on the challenge. Over a period of time they brought the Paso Finos all back to health; and were able to find homes for every one of the 38 in their care. The farm is 17 1/2 acres. The Batchelors do not charge the rescue operation rent for the use of their land. The average number of horses at the rescue at any given time is about 34 and they get an average of about 100 rescue calls a month. Once a horse is taken in, then come the costs of rehabilitation, training, proper feed, and care. Expenses include initial and followon vet exams, farrier work, vaccines, wormers, supplements, dental care, grain, feed, and other necessities, which are costly. Last year, the cost to maintain the rescue operation was $250,000, which was raised by seeking donations, flea market sales revenues and volunteer workers. With no money in the budget for salaries, the farm depends upon the full-time free labor provided by the two Batchelors and the part-time labor provided by the volunteer workers. Unfortunately, needed volunteers are not always available in sufficient numbers at the times necessary to get the required work done. So a top priority is finding a source of funds to be able to hire one fulltime employee at a cost of about $400 per week. This need is in addition to those you can find listed on the Needs Page of the website at www.bhfer.org/needs.ht ml You can make a tax deductible donation by calling Theresa and Bob at 352-258-9309. Your donation will be used for the upkeep of all of the horses or for the care of a horse of your choice. Donations in the form of goods, services and volunteer hours are greatly needed and welcome. Businesses, groups and schools are invited to partner with the farm which can offer their employees, members or students educational programs in riding, safety, proper care, management and horse training. Finally, nursing homes are invited to contact Theresa about arranging a mini-horse visit to their facility. City Council needs to step up, provide more informationThe elections are behind us while many of the same issues are still ahead of us. Soon, it will be the new year and all the festivity of the holidays will be gone. Some folks make new year resolutions that are kept with varying degrees of success. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger recently exploded with another tirade that seems to becoming her hallmark. She is quoted as saying: I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this. I doubt anyone would disagree with her message, though her manner is out of line. However, the next section of her tirade is objectionable: Im tired of it being third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this council, and I dont want to do that. So is Miss Fleeger serious or is she having a temper tantrum? Is this a promise or a threat? There are number of folks taxpaying or not who would gladly assist her to her vehicle with all her personal items in tow. As for non-taxpayers attendance at the council meetings, there are three thoughts that come to mind. First, council meetings are open to the public. Second, those who pay taxes may have realized a long time ago the uselessness of attendance since their thoughts and input would be ridiculed, maligned and met with outright disregard wondering who they think they are. Therefore, they are ahead of the learning curve and, therefore, are unwilling to subject themselves to such disrespect. Third and, as important, Miss Fleeger when the Council you have been a member of is deigned to impose regulations, levies and unethical businees practices upon the nontaxpayers those actions invited their participation in the meetings. There is a resolution to this conundrum Miss Fleeger. Since we are not welcome at your meetings, we would be more than willing to oblige you and the rest of the city management if you would kindly do the following reasonable requests. First, end the revenue seeking redlight cameras, which have been used as a revenue enhancement program. Second, revisit the water rates and restructure them. Third, an exhaustive audit of Greenlight must be conducted with the results released to the public. I have heard the thought around Dunnellon and surrounding areas from many folks that the cameras and the water revenue has been borrowed to fund Greenlight a project that would be quite appropriate poster representation for a sinkhole. These funds should not be general fund monies available for discretionary use. Miss Fleeger you and some others who were an are supposed to be responsible for Dunnellons business appear to be operating out of a position of fear. Question: is this why? Questions that may make you and others more than uncomfortable. In many crime drama shows, there is a line that is the premise that to find the perpretrator follow the money. For those of us who remember Sgt. Joe Fridays words they are still worth reiterating, just the facts maam, just the facts. Keep your theatrics to yourself. Miss Fleeger the involvement you want might just occur, yet not as some silent approval of Council actions. Advisory boards should be open for non-taxpayers as well since taxation without representation has been foisted upon them. For far to long government on all levels as a whole has been reluctant to tell the truth. This may be for either of two reasons. First, we are to be protected so we do not get hurt, or second there is something to hide. I will close with a new year prediction should you and any others on the Council continue to do business as usual, you can join former Mayor Ward in retirement. Vernon R. HastingsLake Tropicana6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 000DM1I Sales & Service 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunellon, FL 352-465-7538 www.bluerunbicycles.com Come visit our 2,000 sq.ft. showroom Comfort Bikes Mountain Bikes Fitness Bikes Road Bikes Wishes Everyone A Happy Healthy New Year! N E W Y E A R N E W Y E A R NEW YEAR N E W Y O U N E W Y O U NEW YOU N E W B I K E N E W B I K E NEW BIKE! Over 80 Bikes In Stock Featuring 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 0 0 0 D E H 8 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000D32Q Podiatric Physician & Surgeon LETTER TO THE EDITOR Photo by Sharon ErnstBob and Theresa Batchelor are pictured with Cisco, who is now available for adoption and will be a super addition to some lucky family. WAYNE continued from page 4

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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Toiletries will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. Clothing will be will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. Annual Day of Caring scheduled Feb. 23United Way of Marion County will host the 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 23. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Monday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 7 0 0 0 D J R Z To All Our Customers We would like to update you, our customers, on whats new at Home Beautiful Floors & More, Inc. but before we do we would like to express our appreciation for the gift of your friendship, for your trust in us, and above all your loyalty. As you well know our country has been going through difficult times but we hope you and your family are managing well. It is years, such as this, that we must take time to reemphasize our commitment to you and that is to bring you the very best in value and workmanship. Having been in business for over 40 years has gained us the experience to help us navigate through these turbulent times and come out on the other side. And now let me tell you whats new at Home Beautiful!!! The arrival of James William on September 18, 2012 marked the third generation Mazerolle in the family flooring business Come see our Newest flooring styles you will be blown away with all the different options to put fashion at your feet. We would be happy to do whatever we can to make your home EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL Best wishes from all of us at 20177 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL (352) 489-4444 www.homebeautifulfloors.brandsource.biz Floors & More, Inc. CARPET VINYL TILE WOOD LAMINATE Lets grow together in the flooring business. 000DEB7 000DEH5 T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 SENIOR MENU (55 & Older) Available Daily FOR LUNCH & DINNER 000DA9G All You Can Eat Deep Fried Fish with Choice of Potato. 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL (Log Cabin across from SunTrust Bank) Open 7 Days a Week 11:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. (352) 465-3588 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY OPEN FACE ROAST BEEF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . $6.99 TUESDAY SOUP & SALAD Soup of the Day and Large Salad . . . $5.99 WEDNESDAY MEATLOAF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . . . . . $5.99 THURSDAY LASAGNE Served w/Garlic Bread . . . . . . . . $6.99 FRIDAY SURF & TURF 4 Oz. Rancher Steak & 7 Oz. Fish, Served w/Fries $6.99 Best Best PRIME PRIME RIB RIB in town in town F R I D A Y F I S H F R Y FRIDAY FISH FRY $ 9 9 9 $9.99 Slow Roasted to Perfection 8 Oz. Cut $10.99, 10 Oz. Cut $13.99, 12 Oz. Cut $15.99 Available 4pm to Close Friday Only. NO SHARING Try Eds Wing Basket 5 wings & fries Only $5.00 000DM3K Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS Well clean up after the holidays Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 O W N E R D O E S T H E W O R K We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 15 Per Room Puzzle answers on Page 3 The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board. Planning Commission members serve three-year terms. Board members must be residents of the city or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwarding a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms. The Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District for the City of Dunnellon. The Historic Preservation Board meets the second Tuesday monthly in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application for either board at www.dunnellon.org or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon. org, calling 465-8500, option No. 3, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Attn: Community Development. 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Methodist church to host gospel concertDunnellon First United Methodist Church will host a gospel concert, featuring Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gaithers, Saturday, Jan. 5, in its church sanctuary. Tickets are $12 per person for general admission, which means general admission tickets do not have assigned seating, allowing concert goers seating based on a first-come, first served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available before and after the concert. Tickets are available in the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; during the week at Boomtown Media (489-0099) 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. New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church 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. For more information, call 489-5954. F or the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile Jean McCulloch Ringler, 93Jean McCulloch Ringler, 93, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2012, after a brief illness. Jean was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the fourth of eight children born to Charles E. and Marguerite F. McCulloch. In 1945, while working for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, she met her future husband, Gerald Arthur Jerry Ringler, a pilot in the U.A. Army Air Corps. After the war, she and Jerry were married in Reno, Nevada, in 1946. Together, Jean and Jerry owner and operated several Coast to Coast hardware stores in California and Washington state. In 1979, they purchased property on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon, moving there permanently in 1983. Jean began a second career in real estate in Dunnellon, which she enjoyed well into her eighties. Eventually, six of the McCulloch sisters would live on adjacent properties, creating what was fondly referred to as the McCulloch Compound. Jean was pre-deceased by her husband, Jerry. She is survived by her adoring daughters Peggy Berglund and Candee Ringler (husband Joel Hurd) of Portland, OR; grandson Erik Berglund of Portland, OR; granddaughter Bryn Berglund of Los Angeles, CA; sisters Nancy Meyer, Polly Tanzi and Betty Koehler of Dunnellon; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was a beautiful and gracious woman with a kind ad loving heart. She was loved by all who knew her. Family will receive friends at a memorial visitation at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon on Saturday, December 29, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Immediately following the visitation, Aa graveside service will be held at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens. All are welcome. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeans name to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast or Annie W. Johnson Senior Services Center. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432.Theodore E. Klein, 86Theodore E. Klein, 86, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Dec. 18, 2012. He was a veteran of WWII and a past post commander of the Leroy Dausman American Legion post in Saranac, Mich. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. He is the husband of Kathryn Klein and also the late Joyce Klein; father of Terry Rakosky of Mt. Pilot, N.C.; stepfather of Gary Puffpaff and Ron Puffpaff; grandfather of Kristin Petree and the late Lauren Trierweiler and stepgrandfather of five; greatgrandfather of six. He is the brother of Stella Marie Boyle of Montana and the late Jack, Robert, and Edmund Klein. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon with the Rev. Eddie Fulford presiding. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Condolences may be left at Robertsof Dunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call 489-2731 For More Information 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 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 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 000DEH7 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 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 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 000DIKN 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 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 000DLFH CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season Save $10 by Dec. 31, 2012 North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Join Today! www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 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 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 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 OBITUARIES CHURCH NEWS Tis the season to be broke OUT TO PASTOR Sign of the times JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRocky Walker spent a portion of his Friday morning at U.S. 41 and County Road 484 encouraging motorists to put the Bible bck in public schools after the recent shootnig deaths of children in Connecticut. Rev. James Snyder Jean McCulloch Ringler See PASTOR page 11

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 9 FAMILY FEATURES H ost a holiday party thats simple and festive with a combination of premade and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. Serve these aromatic rosemary treats, made into Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings, alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables and made-from-scratch fire-roasted jalapeo dip. Guests will think you spent hours baking in the kitchen when you wow them with a seasonal selection of hand-decorated gingerbreads, says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Easy to assemble with all the trimmings included, theres a ready-to-decorate gingerbread kit to fit any yuletide gathering. Complete with pre-baked ginger bread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to per sonalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. Theyll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. Theyre bite-sized holiday bliss. Dont forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese Crackers Makes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls. Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit: Deluxe Gingerbread Kit Gingerbread Tree Kit Gingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating Kit Gingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN and STEVIE WHITE/Riverland NewsArea youths and their parents wait in line to enter the Dunnellon Bingo Hall for Dunnellon Fire Rescues annaul Needy Childrens Christmas Party. This years event drew more than 600 people total as Dunnellon Fire Rescue provided gifts to almost 400 children prior to Christmas. ABOVE: A young girl smiles after receiving several gifts from Santa Claus at the party. BELOW: Ten-year-old Jaelyn Angulo enjoys a meal courtesy of Dunnellon Bingo Hall prior to Santas arrival to hand out gifts courtesy of Dunnellon Fire Rescue. ABOVE: A young girl holds on tightly to an oversized stuffed panda bear while receiving gifts from Santa Claus. RIGHT: Children enjoy a holiday meal while waiting for the main festivities to begin at the Needy Childrens Christmas Party at Dunnellon Bingo Hall. BELOW: Family members register their children for the event with the assistance of volunteers from Dunnellon Fire Rescue Auxiliary. ANNUAL NEEDY CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Church schedules revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; 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. A motorcycle ride through the community will kick-off the Revival Celebration. All bikers should assemble at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the First United Methodist Church at 21501 State Road Highway 40, for prayer and the blessing of vehicles. All riders may then join a Ride for the Son with the Florida Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. The ride will end at Dunnellon Plaza for a time of prayer for the Revival on the evenings of Jan. 6 to 9 at the First United Methodist Church. 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. She will perform classical to contemporary arrangements, Chopin to Gershwin, Rachmaninov to Scott Joplin. 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 4657272. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, ADunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved. Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 11 000DAA9 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000DEZP 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Photos by STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland NewsThe reflection of Christmas lights can be seen in the water at Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow holid ay event, sponsored by Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS). Each year, volunteers spend hundreds of hours setting up various light displays throughou t the state park and for two weekends during the event, children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who make their special entrance aboard a decorated pontoon boat. Tonight is the last chance to see the lights only. 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. A well-lit, well-decorated tree, above, is one of many other assorted decorations visitors will see if they choose to visit the park for the lights-only portion of the event. During the first two weekends this year, children and adults could visit Santa at his workshop, below. Visitors to Rainbow Springs State Park will see thousands of lights throughout the park during the visit. Many of the lights adorn walkways, above, and along the waterfall, right, as well as numerous other places. Santa and Mrs. Claus, below, make their appearance at the opening weekend of the event. Neither will be there tonight during the last night of the event. ANNUAL SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW CHRISTMAS LIGHT SPECTACULAR

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Citrus YMCA expands Silver Sneakers programThe Citrus County YMCA opened its fourth Group Exercise location in Citrus Springs in November, and will be able to offer Silver Sneakers classes there beginning Jan. 7. This new venue for exercise programs is Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., in Citrus Springs. The Y has been currently offering Body Stretch, a low-impact class, and Cardio Pump, a higher impact class, which are both offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new Silver Sneakers classes will be offered at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and include Range of Movement, and Yoga Stretch. Those interested in attending classes can try out a new class for free. The Y currently has three other areas in the county where group exercise classes are offered including Homosassa, Inverness and Crystal River. For more information about all classes, call 352-6370132, or visit www.ymca suncoast.org. Youth hoops league registration open The Citrus County YMCA is now accepting registrations for its 2013 Winter Youth Basketball League, which begins Monday, Jan. 28, at the Key Training Center facility. The league will run for 10 weeks (two weeks of practice and eight weeks of games) and is open to children ages 3 to 12. The Junior League will have ages 3 to 5, and the Youth League will consist of 6to 12-year-olds with several age brackets. Practices will be held once a week on a weekday evening, with games Saturdays. All practices and games will be held at the Key Training Center Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center gymnasium. Registration is now open, and there will be a skills assessment and team placement given Monday, Jan. 28. The league cost is $85 for ages 6-12, and $65 for 35. Scholarships are available through the YMCAs Financial Assistance program. To apply, call 352-637-0132. Volunteer coaches are needed, and a background screening is required and provided by the Citrus County YMCA. Sponsors are also needed, and sponsor names will be printed on team jerseys. To register for the league, visit www.ymca suncoast.org and download the form on the Citrus County page. Visit our office at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway or call 352-637-0132 for more details. Race for the Kids slated Feb. 9The second annual Race for the Kids, benefiting the Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Spruce Creek Preserve, on Southwest State Road 200, about two miles south of the intersection with Southwest County Road 484. The 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk will be followed by a Kids Fun Run. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a Participation Medallion. The entry fee is $20 for all runners and walkers, who pre-register before the event, and $25 to register the day of the event. Awards will be given. All pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a tech shirt, stylus pen and gift bag. Special Awards per website. Standard awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group. There will be a bike raffle, too. Money raised from the event will be benefit the Covenant Childrens Home. For more information or to register, visit drc sports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-8614502. of the RSU facilities located entirely in unincorporated Marion County and not physically connected to any existing city of Dunnellon water and sewer utility lines or treatment facilities; Quash and enjoin any unreasonable or unwarranted rates or surcharges set for users of the RSU facilities located entirely in unincorporated Marion County by the city of Dunnellon; Return, refund or credit any unreasonable rates, including the 25 percent surcharge; Award statutory treble damages pursuant to Florida Statutes 180.191(4) (2012) (Limitation on Rates Charged Consumer Outside City Limits); Award statutory attorneys fees pursuant to Florida Statutes 180.191(4) (2012) (Limitation on Rates Charged Consumer Outside City Limits); and Any other relief deemed appropriate by this court. September 2012 The Dunnellon City Council as well as the state agencies such as the Department of Economic Opportunities and the Department of Environmental Protection signed off on the deal to bring closure to the Bert Harris lawsuit filed against the city several years ago. The City Council praised the efforts of City Manager Lisa Algiere and other officials for getting the job done. Its time to move forward, then Mayor Ward said about the long-standing, costly issue. Im in favor of supporting this. Rainbow River Conservation Inc., one of the parties that stepped in to intervene in the original settlement between the city and Dodd, hasnt signed off on the newest agreement and doesnt plan to, said Dr. Burt Eno, Ph.D., the president of the environmental group. We fully plan to go back to court, Eno said. October 2012 The Dunnellon City Council awarded City Manager Lisa Algiere with a new three-year contract. Algiere began her career as city manager in June 2012, but has received high remarks and praise from those on the Council since her tenure began. Her contract, good until 2015, shows an increase in car allowance from $300 per month to $400 per month. In the three years Algiere has been in the citys employ, her salary has climbed from $65,000 to $72,100, including benefits. As part of her new contract, if Algiere is fired by the Council without cause, she would receive a five-month severance package including health benefits for her and dependents. According to the new contract, the Council agrees to increase Algieres base salary and/or benefits in such amounts and to such extent as the Council may determine that it is desirable to do so the basis of an annual salary review of Algiere and made at the same time as similar consideration is given other employees generally.November 2012Theres a new mayor in town. In a decisive victory in the November General Election, challenger Nathan Whitt soundly defeated incumbent Fred Ward for Seat No. 1, the mayors seat, on the Dunnellon City Council. Whitt, a longtime businessman, won the seat with 62.5 percent of the votes, 535-321. Ward has held the position since 2008, when he was elected to the City Council. He was seeking his third term in office. It was the type of victory we were hoping for, Whitt said of the nearly 2-to-1 margin of victory.December 2012 Councilwoman Penny Fleeger made headlines again late this year with another outburst at a City Council meeting. Fleeger, who won a second term on the City Council after running unopposed, issued a issued a stern challenge to taxpayers: come to the meetings, take part on the process, let your voices be heard. I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this, Fleeger said after surveying the audience to see the ratio of residents versus nonresidents. Im tired of it being through third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this Council, and I dont want to do that. Fleegers term doesnt expire until 2016. I would hate to put the city through a special election, because they are costly, she explained.14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 349-0103 RIV Estate of Shil C. Patel File No. 2012-CP-1880-FNotice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION: JUDGE ROBBINS FILE NO. 2012-CP-1880-F IN RE: ESTATE OF SHILC. PATEL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHILC. PATEL, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Meera Patel 6562 SW 63rd Court Ocala, Florida 34474 Attorney for Personal Representative: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar Number: 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100 Ocala, FL34476, Telephone: (352)854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267, E-mail: Ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail:ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 350-0103 RIV Rogers, Bertha 2012 CP 1858 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012-CP-1858 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF BERTHA L. ROGERS, a/k/a BERTHA LUCILLE ROGERS, a/k/a BERTHA SHOAF ROGERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of BERTHA L. ROGERS a/k/a BERTHA LUCILLE ROGERS a/k/a BERTHA SHOAF ROGERS deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2012, File Number 2012-CP-1858 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ RICHARD R.ROGERS Estate of Bertha L. Rogers a/k/a Bertha Lucille Rogers a/k/a Bertha Shoaf Rogers, 2110 Compton Bridge Road Inman, South Carolina, 29349 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. 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Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 15 347-1227 RIV 1/08/13 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/08/2013, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES Lien Notices TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1P4GP44R6TB492127 1996 PLYMOUTH December 27, 2012 Lien Notices 348-1227 RIV 01/21/13 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 01/21/2013, 9:00 am at Lien Notices 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. 1MEFM6532WK631722 1998 MERCURY 3N1CB51D46L463280 2006 NISSAN JHMEG8654NS006252 1992 HONDA December 27, 2012 346-0103 RIV v. MRK OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS, INC. Case No: 42-2011-CA-1646-0 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 42-2011-CA-1646-0 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONALASSOCIATION (as successor to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association), as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Capital I Inc., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HQ13, acting by and through its special servicer, C-III Asset Management LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MRK OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS, INC., a Florida corporation; MARK R. KENDRY, individually; and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against any defendant named herein, Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Agreed Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the Clerk of Marion County will sell the real and personal property situated in Marion County, Florida, described in Exhibit A attached hereto. At the Public Sale located in the Jury Assembly Room, First Floor, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 Northwest 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, the Marion County Clerk of Court shall sell the property to the highest bidder for cash at 11 a.m. in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, on January 16, 2013. IF YOU ARE APERSON CLAIMING ARIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THIS SALE, YOU MUST FILE ACLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAILTO FILE ACLAIM, YOU WILLNOT BE ENTITLED TO ANYREMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLYTHE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAYCLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: December 17, 2012 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2100, Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 202-1300, Fax No: (813) 202-1313 Jason C. Sampson, Florida Bar No. 22914 jason.sampson@squiresanders.com Attorneys for Plaintiff EXHIBIT A REALPROPERTY Government Lot 4, except the West 15 chains thereof and that portion of Government Lot 5 lying West of the Westerly right of way line of County Road # 17.5E (Forest Road # 69) commonly known as Levy Hammock Road, all lying in Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, Marion County, Florida. Excepting from the above description the following described parcels which were conveyed to Marion County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, for road right of way purposes: That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 except the West 15 chains thereof, and that part of Government Lot 5, of Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East that lies West of the Westerly right-of-way of County Road # 17.5E (Forest Road # 69) AND That part of Government Lots 4 and 5, Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East lying within 60 feet of, parallel to and Westerly from the Westerly boundary of Winding Waters Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. MORE CORRECTLYDESCRIBED AS: Government Lot 4, except the West 15 chains thereof, all in Section 32, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, Marion County, Florida. Except from the above description the following two described parcels which were conveyed to Marion County, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida for Road Right of Way purposes: That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East Lying west of the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road # l7.5E (Forest Road #69) AND That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East lying within 60 feet of, parallel to and Westerly from the Westerly boundary of Winding Waters Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. And further excepting that part of Winding Waters Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida, lying West of the Easterly boundary of said Lot 4. PERSONALPROPERTY 1.All of the easements, rights, privileges, franchises, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances now or hereafter thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining to the Real Property and all of the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of Borrower therein or thereto, either at law or in equity, in possession or in expectancy, now owned or hereafter acquired; 2.All structures, buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or at any time hereafter located or placed on the Real Property (the Improvements); 3.All easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, and other entitlements now or hereafter located on the Real Property or under or above the same or any part or parcel thereof, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances, reversions and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Mortgaged Property or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; 4.All furniture, furnishings, fixtures, goods, equipment, inventory or personal property owned by Borrower and now or hereafter located on, attached to or used in or about the Improvements, including, but not limited to, all machines, engines, boilers, dynamos, elevators, stokers, tanks, cabinets, awnings, screens, shades, blinds, carpets, draperies, lawn mowers, and all appliances, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, ventilating, refrigerating, disposals and incinerating equipment, and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto, and such other goods and chattels and personal property owned by Borrower as are now or hereafter used or furnished in operating the Improvements, or the activities conducted therein, and all building materials and equipment hereafter situated on or about the Real Property or Improvements, and all warranties and guaranties relating thereto, and all additions thereto and substitutions and replacements therefore (exclusive of any of the foregoing owned or leased by tenants of space in the Improvements); 5.All water, water courses, ditches, wells, reservoirs and drains and all water, ditch, well, reservoir and drainage rights and powers which are appurtenant to, located on, under or above or used in connection with the Real Property or the Improvements, or any part thereof, together with (i) all utilities, utility lines, utility commitments, utility capacity, capital recovery charges, impact fees and other fees paid in connection with same, (ii) reimbursements or other rights pertaining to utility or utility services provided to the Real Property and/or Improvements and (iii) the present or future use or availability of waste water capacity, or other utility facilities to the extent same pertain to or benefit the Real Property and/or Improvements, including, without limitation, all reservations of or commitments or letters covering any such use in the future, whether now existing or hereafter created or acquired; 6.All minerals, crops, timber, trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping features now or hereafter located on, under or above the Real Property; 7.All cash funds, deposit accounts and other rights and evidence of rights to cash, now or hereafter created or held by Lender pursuant to the Mortgage (as defined in the Complaint) or any other of the Loan Documents (as defined in the Complaint), including, without limitation, all funds now or hereafter on deposit in the Reserves (as defined in the Mortgage); 8.All leases, licenses, tenancies, concessions and occupancy agreements of the Real Property or the Improvements now or hereafter entered into (severally, a Lease(1), and collectively the Leases(1)) and all rents, royalties, issues, profits, bonus money, revenue, income, accounts receivable and other benefits (collectively, the Rents(1) or Rents and Profits) of the Real Property, the Improvements, or the fixtures or equipment, now or hereafter arising from the use or enjoyment of all or any portion thereof or from any Lease(1) (including, without limitation, oil, gas and mineral leases), license, tenancy, concession, occupancy agreement or other agreement pertaining thereto or arising from any of the Contracts (as hereinafter defined) or any of the General Intangibles (as hereinafter defined) and all cash or securities (the Security Deposits) deposited, to the extent applicable, into the security deposit account (the Security Deposit Account) that secure performance by the tenants, lessees or licensees, as applicable, of their obligations under any Leases(1), licenses, concessions or occupancy agreements, or which may be available to Borrower or its designee to effect repairs or maintenance, whether said cash or securities are to be held until the expiration of the terms of said Leases(1), licenses, concessions or occupancy agreements or applied to one or more of the installments of rent coming due prior to the expiration of said terms, subject to, however, the provisions contained in Section 1.11 of the Mortgage; 9.All contracts and agreements now or hereafter entered into covering any part of the Real Property or the Improvements (collectively, the Contracts) and all revenue, income and other benefits thereof, including, without limitation, management agreements, service contracts, maintenance contracts, equipment leases, personal property leases and any contracts or documents relating to construction on any part of the Real Property or the Improvements (including plans, specifications, studies, drawings, surveys, tests, operating and other reports, bonds and governmental approvals) or to the management or operation of any part of the Real Property or the Improvements; 10.All present and future monetary deposits given to any public or private utility with respect to utility services furnished to any part of the Real Property or the Improvements; 11.All present and future funds, accounts, instruments (including, without limitation, promissory notes), investment property, letter-of-credit rights, letters of credit, money, supporting obligations, accounts receivable, documents, causes of action, claims, general intangibles (including, without limitation, payment intangibles and software, trademarks, trade names, servicemarks and symbols now or hereafter used in connection with any part of the Real Property or the Improvements, all names by which the Real Property or the Improvements may be operated or known, all rights to carryon business under such names, and all rights, interest and privileges which Borrower has or may have as developer or declarant under any covenants, restrictions or declarations now or hereafter relating to the Real Property or the Improvements) and all notes or chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic) now or hereafter arising from or by virtue of any transactions related to the Real Property or the Improvements (collectively, the General Intangibles); 12.All water taps, sewer taps, certificates of occupancy, permits, special permits, uses, licenses, franchises, certificates, consents, approvals and other rights and privileges now or hereafter obtained in connection with the Real Property or the Improvements and all present and future warranties and guaranties relating to the Improvements or to any equipment, fixtures, furniture, furnishings, personal property or components of any of the foregoing now or hereafter located or installed on the Real Property or the Improvements; 13.All building materials, supplies and equipment now or hereafter placed on the Real Property or in the Improvements and all architectural renderings, models, drawings, plans, specifications, studies and data now or hereafter relating to the Real Property or the Improvements; 14.All right, title and interest of Borrower in any insurance policies or binders now or hereafter relating to the Property including any unearned premiums thereon; 15.All proceeds, products, substitutions and accessions (including claims and demands therefor) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims, including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation; 16.All other or greater rights and interests of every nature in the Real Property or the Improvements and in the possession or use thereof and income therefrom, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; 17.Any and all leases, subleases, licenses, rental agreements and occupancy agreements of whatever form now or hereafter affecting all or any part of the Mortgaged Property and any and all guarantees extensions, renewals, replacements and modifications thereof (collectively, the Leases(2)); and 18.All deposits (whether security or otherwise), rents, issues, profits, revenues, royalties, accounts, rights, benefits and income of every nature of and from the Mortgaged Property, including, without limitation, minimum rents, additional rents, termination payments, forfeited security deposits, liquidated damages following default and all proceeds payable under any policy of insurance covering loss of rents resulting from untenantability due to destruction or damage to the Mortgaged Property, together with the immediate and continuing right to collect and receive the same, whether now due or hereafter becoming due, and together with all rights and claims of any kind that Borrower may have against any tenant, lessee or licensee under the Leases(2) or against any other occupant of the Mortgaged Property (collectively, the Rents(2)). 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SERVINGDUNNELLONANDRAINBOWSPRINGS Thursday, December 27, 2012 Vol 31 No. 10 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING 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 W. Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call Larry, Christine or Mandy at 489-8021.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. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. 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 south of the intersection of State Road 40 and U.S. 41. Tickets are available from the parish office or by phone from the Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person. Country Sunshine Band will provide live music. To reserve a table (10 to 16 people) or to pre-order tickets, call 489-6221. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30. All proceeds benefit local charities.Friends of the Library to host bat programThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will present Shari Blissett-Clark, who is board member for Bat Belfrys Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. BlissettClark will give a onehour program at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Library Meeting Room. Blissett-Clarks program, which will include a question-andanswer 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. YEAR IN REVIEW 2012 is about to fade into memory, but with four days remaining in the calendar year, the headlines of 2012 havent disappeared entirely. This past year, there have been plenty of news stories to grace the pages of the Riverland News. So weve combed through the past 51 editions of 2012, narrowing down the list of major news to the top 12 stories of 2012. However, weve put a twist on it, taking the top news stories from the past 12 months, calling it the Top 12 of 2012: The Year in Review.January 2012Though it started in December 2011, the city of Dunnellons purchase of the Rainbow Springs and Juliette Falls Utility Systems have dominated the news this past year. The city borrowed $6.5 million to make the purchases, establishing what many residents feel is an unfair 25 percent surcharge on their utility usage. The purchase has led to a boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications and a lawsuit from Rainbow Springs residents. Residents used the rallying cry, because we can, a phrased uttered by former Mayor Fred Ward when the Council defended its decision to impose a 25 percent surcharge on water bills for nonresidents who are customers of the citys utility system.February 2012In a move seeking to bolster its image, the city of Dunnellon hired Harriett Daniels as its communications and program coordinator for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. Daniels, a former reporter for the Ocala Star-Banner who worked in the journalism field for 21 years, covered a variety of beats including the Dunnellon City Council and Belleview City Government, the Alachua County School District, agriculture and veterans. On her employment application, she requested a yearly salary of $42,000. Daniels graduated from the University of South Florida in 1994, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She worked for New York Times Regional Media Group, which owned both the Star-Banner and Gainesville Sun from August 1994 to November 2011.March 2012A boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications gained traction as Rainbow Springs residents circulated petitions and staged protests throughout the community as well as at a joint meeting between the city Report:Man, 22, had sex with teen Man checked girl out from high schoolA 22-year-old Marion County man was charged Dec. 12 with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Battery and Interference with Custody involving a 15-year-old female student at Dunnellon High School. According to a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report, Hector Javier Melendez went to Dunnellon High School on Nov. 12 and signed the girl out of school and took her to his home in Marion Oaks where they engaged in sexual intercourse. The report indicated Melendez is not on the school pick-up list. According to Marion County records, Melendez was adjucated guilty of a third degree felony in Feburary 2011 of operating or owning a chop shop. Records indicate the case has been reopened. School district officials could not be reached for comment, because the district is currently closed for Winter Break until Jan. 2. Once at his home, the report stated, Melendez took the teen to his room where the couple engaged in sexual intercourse. According to the report, the victim told Melendez to stop. She told authorities they took a shower and got dressed; however, they had sexual intercourse again. Afterward, they laid in bed together before having sexual intercourse JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News file photoCouncilwoman Penny Fleeger pumps her fists in the air at a joint County-City meeting in March while making her way toward City Hall. Wallking next to Councilwoman Fleeger is Harold Horne, community development director. Citys purchase of utilities dominates storylines of 2012 Annual Chamber awards dinner scheduled The Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce is busily preparing for its annual awards/installation dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Rainbow Rivers Clubhouse. During the evenings festivities, awards will be given out and newly elected board members will be sworn in. The chamber will present awards in the following categories: Community Service Award: The Community Service Award was first presented in 1986 and its purpose is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in serving our Community. Community Youth Award: The Community Youth Award recognizes one or more persons who have been instrumental in Youth Services in the Dunnellon Area. Making A Difference Award: This award is presented to an individual who has done an outstanding job of making a difference in Dunnellon. Community Involvement Event slated for Saturday, Jan. 12 See CHAMBER page 3 Special to the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsJoe Acaba presented a patch, which was mounted on a special, colorful NASA montage poster featuring the photos of the astronauts in space, to School Board Chairman Ron Crawford, not pictured. Out of this world adventure OCALA When Joe Acaba first entered the NASA astronaut program, the then-Dunnellon Middle School science teacher had a dream to live in space. Mission accomplished. The teacher turned astronaut completed his four-month stint in September aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and the former teacher shared his experiences his aboard the ISS as well as his time with the government-run space program since joining NASA in the 2000s with several dozen people at a recent visit to the Silver River Museum. Acaba is no stranger to Silver River Museum, or Silver River State Park for that matter. He often took his middle school science students to the area for ecological-based field trips. Being back at the museum felt like home for Acaba, who taught at Dunnellon Middle School from 2000 to 2004. I love this place, its just wonderful, he told a packed house of Marion County residents who came to hear him speak Dec. 12 at the special homecoming celebration of sorts. I spent a lot of time here. Hes spent his fair Former teacher turned astronaut tells of living on ISS See TEEN page 3 See WORLD page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Hector Melendez JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See REVIEW page 2 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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of Dunnellon and Marion County Board of County Commissioners. At the meeting, thenMayor Ward defended the Councils decision to add a 25 percent surcharge on top of the customers rates, which are currently 80 percent of what regular utility customers pay now. Officials plan to bring their rates even in the next five years, at which time Rainbow Springs utility users will pay a full 100 percent, plus the surcharge. By law, Florida Statue 180, any public municipality serving customers outside of its city limits can charge an additional 25 percent. Ward pointed out several communities, including Belleview and Williston, which do the same to their water users who do not live inside the city. He added Dunnellon is in the middle of the pack regarding its fees to utility customers. However, Commission Chairman Charlie Stone questioned the decision of city officials to immediately place those residents affected by the purchase on city rates. He told the City Council when the county purchases a utility system, the county tends to phase those users into the county rate structure over a period of time.April 2012For three-quarters of a century, the Dunnellon Water Tower stood as a beacon in the center of town. The tower served as an iconic landmark for many who have lived here, but for others an eyesore that had the potential to be a disaster waiting to happen. The bulk of the 76-yearold structure was dismantled in eight-plus hours, shocking residents and business owners, while causing passing motorists to slow down and gawk as a large crane lowered sections of the water tower to the ground. Officials said the cost to save it was just too much. Because the structure was coated in lead-based paint, another structure would have needed to be placed over it before sand-blasting it. All told, officials said, it would have cost between $100,000 to $200,000 to refurbish the structure. Commissioned in 1936, the cost to erect the now decades old water tower was more than $20,000. In 1935, city officials secured a federal grant for more than $10,000 and a federal grant for $9,000plus to cover most of the costs to install the tower as well as run water lines from it. The company contracted to remove the tower is Pittsburg Tank & Tower Maintenance of Henderson, Ky. The cost to remove the tower is $12,000; $4,000 less than a bid received a year ago.May 2012Former Dunnellon Middle School teacher Joe Acaba made a return voyage to space; however, unlike his 13-day visit in 2009, the former science teacher spent four months living aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Acaba, a NASA flight engineer, along with Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, left for the ISS May 14 aboard the Soyuz TMA04M spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On May 16, they arrived at the ISS where they joined Don Pettit of NASA, Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko, who had been on the station since late December 2011. Acaba started teaching with Marion County Public Schools in 2000.June 2012Mark Kaprelian, the owner of Rainbow Springs Golf & Country Club, which he originally purchased in October 2010 for $2.4 million, found himself back at square one in his bid to sell the course and clubhouse after members of the Rainbow Springs Property Owners Association voted against a proposal to purchase both venues. Kaprelian and the POAs Board of Directors had been in talks about a potential deal for the club. Kaprelian announced in August 2011 he was selling the facility, with an asking price of $3 million. What he would have accepted from the residents, he said, he wouldnt announce publicly. Residents of Rainbow Springs let their voices be heard, or, better still, let their pens do the talking for them in regards to the potential purchase of the course and country club. In a survey conducted of member of the RSPOA, members voted, 1,583 to 213, against pursuing further action to purchasing the facility currently owned by Kasmark Inc. Prior to engaging in talks with the RSPOA, county officials and Kaprelian meet to see if the county would consider purchasing the facility and establishing a Municipal Taxing Service Unit (MTSU); however, county officials said it was unlikely option that creating an MTSU would work. Afterward, Kaprelian approached the Board about the community purchasing the country club.July 2012The city lost more than an elected official with the shocking death of Vice Mayor Frederick Fred C. Stark, the town lost a friend and wellrespected individual. Stark, known too many throughout the city as Starkie, died at his home Monday, July 2, at the age of 73. Stark had served on the City Council since 2006 after a long and distinguished career with the New York Fire Department. He retired from there, relocating to Florida. Once here, he served as a Bureau Chief at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, retiring in 1993. He had a masters degree from Fordham University. Stark and his wife, Juliette, celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. At a Celebration of Life Ceremony July 12 at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, where he had worked for 15 years, hundreds of family, friends and former colleagues gathered to pay their respects to Stark. Chief Rick Talbert spoke on behalf of the family to the packed room. While I believe that as his son and oldest surviving child, that duty should fall to me, Christopher Stark wrote on the Facebook page the Celebration of Life for Frederick C. Stark. I know it would be an exercise in futility for me to attempt to get up in front of those in attendance and try to pay tribute to my dad in a manner he would approve of. Translation: I do not wish to cry in front of that many witnesses. He would not have it.August 2012They protested, picketed and boycotted. Now Rainbow Springs residents are headed to court regarding the city of Dunnellons purchase of the Rainbow Springs Utility system and the 25 percent surcharge officials implemented in the billing cycle. According to documents filed in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court in Marion County, Louis Benza brought this action as an individual, and as a class action representative2 of a similarly situated class of approximately 1,500 former customers of Rainbow Springs Utility (RSU) facilities (water and sewer lines and treatment facilities) all located entirely in unincorporated Marion County, who now pay water and sewer user fees, including a 25 percent surcharge, to the city of Dunnellon even though the RSU lines and treatment facilities are not physically connected to any city lines or treatment facilities located within the city boundaries. According to the suit, residents want the court to: Declare that water and sewer rates and annual increases, including a 25 percent surcharge, established by the city of Dunnellon are unwarranted, unreasonable, and not just and not equitable as applied to users2 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 000DHUT NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! 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for a third time. The victim, the report stated, told authorities Melendez then returned her to school. According to the report, the victim told her family about the incident Nov. 13 after Melendez broke off the relationship, citing to the girl in a note, I (explective) love you. Im sorry I didnt work how we wanted it, but jus remember I will love you. We just didnt had the rite age for each other. The report stated on Nov. 16 Melendez contacted the victim and told her not to say anything to anyone or make up a lie. According to the report, the sheriffs office was notified about the encounter Nov. 16 when one of the victims family members called to report the incident between Melendez and the victim. She provided authorities with two letters, one handwritten and the other typed. On Nov. 19, the report stated, authorities contacted officials at Dunnellon High School who verified Melendez did pick the girl up from the school at 9:33 Nov. 12 and that hes not on the schools pick-up list. The report stated on Dec. 12, authorities interviewed Melendez, who post Miranda, told officials he admitted to checking the victim out of school Nov. 12, going back to his residence and engaging in sexual intercourse. He said he was aware of the victims age and that was sorry about what happened. According to Marion County Jail records, Melendez bond was set at $65,000. He remained in the Marion County Jail as of press deadline Wednesday morning. Award: The Community Involvement Award is to recognize one or more persons who have been instrumental in making Dunnellon area a better place in which to work and live. Service Above Self Award: This Award is to honor someone of good moral character who is well respected and has given outstanding service to the community without thought of personal gain or recognition. Business Leader Award: The Business Leader Award is given to a business leader who enhances the Chamber and the local business community, demonstrates a commitment to community and civic affairs and serves as a business leader in the community. Heritage Award: While the following award is not presented every year, the Heritage Award is given to a person or persons who have contributed and promoted the historical heritage of the community. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $25 per person. The cost includes the price of dinner as well as appetizers, deserts, wine and drinks. Seating is limited, Leisure noted, so reserving your tickets now is important. For more information or to purchase a ticket for the event, call the Chamber of Commerce at 4892320 or email dunnellon chamber@bellsouth.net. 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PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 C HAMB ER continued from page 1 share of time seeing the Earth since making his maiden voyage into space in 2009. Acaba spent 13 days in orbit during his first journey into space aboard Discovery. His most recent trek, though, came aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. The California-born Acaba spent months training for his four-month stint aboard the ISS, then trained with his Russian counterparts for his ride to the ISS. He compared riding aboard a shuttle and Soyuz rocket to that of driving a sports car or luxury car. During his time aboard the ISS, Acaba worked with astronauts from other countries, including Russia and Japan, conducting a variety of experiments as well as general maintenance on the facility. Acabas task was to man the robotic arm, which was used to help other ships dock at the station. He did not take a space walk during his four-month stay in space, but he, like the others, had been trained to do every task necessary. You might have one primary task, but you have to be able to do them all, he explained to the crowd. While speaking to the crowd, Acaba showed a 15minute slideshow of the pictures and others took during his training preparation to his stay and return from the ISS. He then fielded a variety of questions from those in the audience, who ranged in age from 1 to 70. After the question-andanswer session, Acaba presented a patch, which was mounted on a special, colorful NASA montage poster featuring the photos of the astronauts in space, to School Board Chairman Ron Crawford, who accepted it on behalf of the museum. Scott Mitchell, the director of the museum and environmental education center, was thrilled to accept the collectable as well. Crawford also made Acaba an offer to come back and teach when he decides to leave NASA. Its certainly something Ive thought of doing, Acaba said about returning to the classroom to teach once his career with NASA is complete. Among those in the audience included Acabas former principal, Jane Ashman, co-worker Beth Wood, a teacher at Dunnellon Middle School, and two former students, Sarah Zunich and Jessica Sistler, both of whom enjoyed Acabas stories about his career as an astronaut and as a teacher. The self-proclaimed hippie even joked with the audience about seeking advice from his students about cutting off his ponytail prior to his interview with NASA officials. They said dont do that, be yourself, Acaba said. Luckily, I was smarter than they were. JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsNASA astronaut Joe Acaba, center, poses with two of his former students, Sarah Zunich, left, and Jessica Sistler after his presentation. WORLD continued from page 1 TEEN continued from page 1 COMMUNITY NEWS 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 back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666.

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 River views Friends of the Dunnellon Library thank community for supportThe Friends Book Stores December sale went very well thanks to this wonderful community. The sale ran for three weeks giving everyone an opportunity to find a gift of a like-new book. We continue to have an amazing number of books in our inventory, which changes daily and we will continue daily special sales. The Friends President and Book Store chairperson will be on Volunteer Shift on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Bookstore, so look forward to a super special surprise book sale for that day. The book store is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Our everyday low prices are hardcovers for $2; large paperbacks $1 and regular paperbacks 50 cents. All proceeds from the book store, membership fees and other fundraisers are for the benefit of your Dunnellon Library. We are a 100 percent volunteer organization using our funds to provide materials and equipment for your library that are not in the countys budget, such as sponsoring Childrens Programs, Free Author Programs and so much more. Most importantly our greatest commitment is a book endowment funds given to the Dunnellon Public Library toward new library books. We invite you to join us at our next meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 in the Library Meeting Room. Why not start the new year by becoming a member? You can be active by becoming a member of a committee or just join to support the librarys many projects with your membership fee. Thank you from all the Friends and may you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2013. Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library Book Store CommitteeChamber thanks parade supporters, communityThe Chamber of Commerce would like to take the time to give a special thanks to the Dunnellon Community. We definitely want to thank all the 2012 Christmas Parade participants. Due to their community support, this was the biggest parade for Dunnellon yet. A special thanks to the following: The city of Dunnellon, the Dunnellon Police Department, and surrounding police agencies that volunteered, Charlene Williams, Matt with Boomtown Media, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, grand marshals, Delbert Smallridge and Ken Readers key to years successes Its time for my review of 2012, the good, the bad and the ugly. There were a lot of highs and lows again, which seems to be the norm for any year. I grew another year older, which brought about a few more wrinkles, and I seem to have adopted a second chin, which Im not too happy about. My son-in-law turned the big and my dad turned the big The latter resulted in a celebration, which was definitely one of the highlights of the year. Not only did we help him celebrate a milestone, but we reunited for a night with old friends. Unfortunately, we also had a few bad weeks with him being sick. However, happy to say we survived and are now on the mend. My stepson turned 21 this year, but hes in college up in New York so Im going to imagine that he stayed in that night and played a game of Scrabble. We had three great visits from my brother in Iowa, but likewise had to sadly say good-bye to him all three times. We even got to see my two nieces in July for the first time in three years. They are both exceptionally smart and talented girls. We finally took that family vacation to the Tennessee Mountains and made some lasting memories. I ventured back into the business world and my daughter started a new job at Dr. Shahs office here in Dunnellon. Everyone else managed to hold onto their jobs for another year, thank God. I developed a new love for decaffeinated coffee, pumpkin muffins and costume jewelry. My husband developed a new love for clocks. I only got lost 17 times this year. That was pretty good for me. My granddaughter continued to excel in softball, although we were disappointed when she decided she didnt want to pitch this year. Were hoping this is just temporary. She also grew more beautiful, if that is possible. My grandson went on to achieve his highest level green belt in karate, while also growing a couple of inches. His official status of being an angel is still intact. We now have a window seat in our kitchen, which my mother-in-law made the cushions for, and we put doublepaned windows on the front of our house, which has cut down on our electric bill considerably. And speaking of the mother-in-law, we seem to be developing a nice friendship after all these years. The grandkids room has been turned into a very nice guest room. They always sleep with me when they come over anyway. We have equipped it with an armoire, TV and Lazy Boy chair. It turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself. We also decided to turn our back room into a game room, so we are now the proud owners of a slot machine, an electronic dart board and a video arcade game. My daughter shot her first deer and although Im sad to see another Bambi being killed, Im proud of her achievement. 2012 was the year we watched as Tim Tebows talents were wasted. We held The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association OPINIONS INVITEDThe opinions expressed in Riverland News editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail, Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste.Letters to the editor must be no longer than 550 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. RIVERLAND NEWS OUR VOICE THANK YOU LETTERS JERSEY GIRL WALT WAYNE COUNTRY The Associated Press recently published an article titled Donate to any number of causes to help people and animals throughout the world. It listed various charitable causes including adopt-an-animal programs for an array of four-legged species. While I was reading the article about these worthy charities located all around the globe, I recalled that old adage that Charity begins at home. The reason it came so readily to mind was because the previous week I had visited an equine rescue farm right here in our own backyard, just a few miles up the road in Morriston. Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc., a 501c3 public nonprofit charity, is one of the few such rescue, rehabilitation and placement organizations aiding neglected, abused and abandoned horses that we have here in Central Florida (www.bhfer.org). This farm is remarkable on all levels from those who run it to what it does both for the horses it saves and for the local communities it serves. It exists because Theresa Batchelor bonded with an abused young Arabian mare named Beauty. Theresa having successfully met and conquered huge health related rehabilitation challenges of her own took on the difficult job of working with the young mare. The successful achievement of creating a trusting relationship between Beauty and herself inspired Theresa to establish, with her husband Bob in 2006, the nonprofit Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue operation, which last year rescued 93 horses and found new homes for more than 70 of them. Although underfunded and undermanned, this operation manages to permanently take care of a number of sanctuary horses, which have been so abused as to be unadoptable; while still being able to find homes for many adoptable horses of all ages and breeds. The Batchelors also monitor the status of their adopted horses on a quarterly basis to make sure that the adopters are properly taking care of them. Beautys Haven has served our area, which calls itself the Horse Capital of the World well on numerous occasions. For example, you may remember seeing on television last January the plight of the 38 Paso Fino horses in Anthony. The horses, after the death of their owner, had been sorely neglected with a third of them locked up in their stalls without light for two years. Marion County Animal Services asked the community help the Charity begins at home Columnist pens year in review Weve had up, downs, highlights and lowlights. Weve had successes and failures. Weve agreed to disagree, more often than not, with government officials and others throughout this past year. Weve been championed for our tireless effort to be visible in the community. None of it would matter if it wasnt for our loyal readers, returning readers or new readers in 2012, because your impact has certainly not gone unnoticed. We continually strive to increase our circulation numbers, because theres nothing more wed love to see than for everyone in Dunnellon, Rainbow Springs, Rainbow Lakes Estates, Lake Tropicana and any number of others to read the Riverland News on a weekly basis. We can proudly boast the Riverland News is one of two papers owned by Landmark Community Newspapers to meet a companywide mandate of increasing circulation by 1 percent or more in 2012. Thats pretty impressive in todays economy, considering most newspapers are struggling to make positive gains in circulation in the Internet age. For us, we believe our growth is for a number of reasons. First, theres a lot going on in Dunnellon, and were doing a good job of getting as much of it in the newspaper as possible. Youre not going to read a lot of Dunnellon news on the Internet, unless it happens to be in the national spotlight. Thankfully, we can continue to avoid the national spotlight, unless its for positive, encouraging news. Secondly, our readers are, we hope, enjoying the product. We receive a lot of feedback, positive and negative and we appreciate it all, because we believe it will make the Riverland News a better product, and being a better product is what readers deserve. Lastly, our readers are telling others about the paper and encouraging their friends and neighbors in the area to sign up. Without your help in promoting the newspaper to family, friends and neighbors, we likely would not have hit our 1 percent growth. Again, we cannot thank you enough for playing the pivotal role in seeing the paper increase in readership this past year. As we prepare to enter 2013, well continue to strive to make sure we are doing our best to cover the news around town good or bad we hope to be on top of it, from start to finish. We hope for a happy and prosperous 2013 for everyone. See LETTERS page 5 See WAYNE page 6 Walt Wayne Audrey Beem See JERSEY page 5

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our breath waiting for him to play, but were disappointed by the lack of confidence shown in our Florida superstar by his clueless coach. Boo Jets! Parenthood became my new favorite show, and Sons of Anarchy continued to dominate our Wednesday conversations. 2012 was also a huge year for reality TV. If you could eat it, shoot it, buy it or sell it you had a hit. We were introduced to Honey Boo Boo and Sweetie Pie. The first I can do without, but the latter has me hooked. Although Ive never been able to sit through a whole episode of Duck Dynasty, I know its popular with many. It was an exciting election year to say the least and I was proud to be a part of it. We saw Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher busting up, but we also saw Justin Timberlake get married and Justin Biebergrow up. I hate the way this year ended with the worst mass killing of youths ever, but if it brings about stricter gun control then at least it wasnt all in vain. I am happy, I am healthy and I am an extremely lucky girl. Happy 2013 Everyone! McAteer, AAA Roofing, Sonic, Papa Johns, Dunnellon Middle School, Dunnellon High School, Rainbows End Golf Course, Stitch and Nitch, Boys & Girls Club, Rainbow River Kayaks, and any/all of the businesses/individuals/organizations that I may not have mentioned, you are greatly appreciated. Thank you to all of our volunteers whom without we could not have pulled off such an event. We would also like to say thank you to the community for coming out supporting our annual event we hope that you enjoyed this wonderful holiday tradition. Our trophy winners are as follows: Pack 469, first place; Pack 574, second place; and ATA, third place. Ariel Bruns,parade coordinator Red Kettle Campaign once again a successThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the many people of the Dunnellon area who contributed their time and resources. Their generosity help make this years Red Kettle Campaign a financial success. This campaign has been conducted by the Kiwanis Club every year since 1984. Special thanks to members of Holy Faith Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, Dunnellon Womans Club, Sassy Red Hat Ladies, Dunnellon High Kiwanis Key Club, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Food Pantry and Kiwanis Aktion Club for volunteering to ring the bells. Kiwanis appreciates that Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Wood Barber Shop, Grumbles House and Dunnellon Bike Shop permitted Kiwanis to use their property to conduct the drive. In addition, thank you to Cadence Bank for counting the funds collected. Without the help of the many people and organizations, the success of this campaign would not have been possible. Bill Laterza, chairman,Salvation Army Red Kettle CampaignCops for Kids building a better community The second annual Cops for Kids program was a success. A total of 18 children from all over the Dunnellon area arrived and were paired with a Dunnellon Police Department officer, staff member or city of Dunnellon employee. Each child was given a chance to spend time with the employee, learning about law enforcement and building a better community. The children were provided meals by Swampy Bar and Grill, where they were treated as VIPs and mingled with officers, and city employees. As they children began making their lists of gifts, they were approached by Mayor Whitt, the City Manager Lisa Algiere, Chief Joanne Black, and Councilwomen Penny Fleeger. Each child was in awe as they realized each and every adult was there to make them feel special. After dinner, the children were driven to Walmart in police patrol cars. When they arrived they received their gift cards and began their shopping spree! The nominal donations came from many different sponsors and fundraising events the police department hosted throughout the year. After choosing gifts the children walked outside to have their gifts wrapped by volunteers from Cross at the River Cowboy Church while they enjoyed fresh cookies provided by KFC. After collecting the now wrapped gifts children were picked up by their families and provided with a Christmas turkey, donated by Walmart and fixings provided by Sweet Bay. After the children left, their families drove to Sonic to enjoy a warm meal for the rest of their family. During the event, employees were approached by customers asking about the program, as they explained the program their eyes opened wide and they quickly asked how they could become involved. While at the registers, a customer approached an employee and asked about the program, while doing so, one of the children had purchased gifts above the limit set on the gift card. Without hesitation the customer reached into their pocket and handed over the remaining balance so the child would not have to choose a gift to put back. As the childrens families arrived to pick them up, they smiled with pride as they loaded up all the gifts they had chosen for each family member. Officers and staff members discussed their adventures during the shopping trip. While shopping, the children were encouraged to purchase a gift for themselves, even though most of them wanted to spend all of their gift card funds on family members. You could hear the officers heartfelt comments to each of the parents as they described their experience and time with the children. The gratefulness expressed by each child was felt by each volunteer, officer, staff member and even Wal-Mart employees. I would like to thank everyone that has helped us make this event a success, We have such a warm giving community, a place we are happy to call home A special thank you to the following sponsors: Swampys Grill, WalMart, Sweetbay, Cadence Bank, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Sonic of Dunnellon, Abigails Caf, The Law Office of Keith R. Taylor, Art and Mazzie Bradshaw, Ron and Lynn McAndrew, Dunnellon Community Thrift Store, Michael and Pamela Berry, Richard Battaglia, Riverland News, Marsha Segal-George, The Law office of Avonelle Mackerell, Vicki Braun, Penelope Feldman, Sue Lavac, Volunteer Thrift Store, Sandra Gerhard, Howard and Denise Rowland, Scott Houts, Shelia Galvin, Mt. Olive AME Church, Historic Village Shops of Dunnellon, Dunnellon Babysitter Tonya, Family Fun Bounce House, Cross at the River Cowboy Church, Perkins Dentistry, Rosalie Adler, Dunnellon Car Wash, Annie Johnsons Thrift Store, Dunnellon Elementary and Romeo Elementary schools, Chaplain Ed Anthony, Mayor Nathan Whitt, Dunnellon Womens Club, Dunnellon City Employees, Officer Carolina Rolfes, the Dunnellon Police Department officers and staff, the many citizens who donated but wish to remain anonymous and the Secret Santa who paid for a child purchases at WalMart after learning about our program. Chief Joanne Black Officers and Staff,Dunnellon Police DepartmentRestaurant thanks patrons for donationsWe, at the Front Porch Restaurant, wish to thank all our customers and staff who donated to our Christmas Fund. Your combined gifts provided Christmas dinner and gifts for three deserving families with a total of seven children. You have made a real difference for them. We are very impressed with your generosity and caring for others. What a great community we live and work in. Merry Christmas to all! Mary, Kathy, Debra, GailFront Porch RestaurantRiverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 5 000DEGZ Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More.Packages from $50/weekWe deliver and setup!352-895-0101CribsToYou@gmail.com000DENU 000DASD 000DLJE Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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Batchelors stepped up and took on the challenge. Over a period of time they brought the Paso Finos all back to health; and were able to find homes for every one of the 38 in their care. The farm is 17 1/2 acres. The Batchelors do not charge the rescue operation rent for the use of their land. The average number of horses at the rescue at any given time is about 34 and they get an average of about 100 rescue calls a month. Once a horse is taken in, then come the costs of rehabilitation, training, proper feed, and care. Expenses include initial and followon vet exams, farrier work, vaccines, wormers, supplements, dental care, grain, feed, and other necessities, which are costly. Last year, the cost to maintain the rescue operation was $250,000, which was raised by seeking donations, flea market sales revenues and volunteer workers. With no money in the budget for salaries, the farm depends upon the full-time free labor provided by the two Batchelors and the part-time labor provided by the volunteer workers. Unfortunately, needed volunteers are not always available in sufficient numbers at the times necessary to get the required work done. So a top priority is finding a source of funds to be able to hire one fulltime employee at a cost of about $400 per week. This need is in addition to those you can find listed on the Needs Page of the website at www.bhfer.org/needs.ht ml You can make a tax deductible donation by calling Theresa and Bob at 352-258-9309. Your donation will be used for the upkeep of all of the horses or for the care of a horse of your choice. Donations in the form of goods, services and volunteer hours are greatly needed and welcome. Businesses, groups and schools are invited to partner with the farm which can offer their employees, members or students educational programs in riding, safety, proper care, management and horse training. Finally, nursing homes are invited to contact Theresa about arranging a mini-horse visit to their facility. City Council needs to step up, provide more informationThe elections are behind us while many of the same issues are still ahead of us. Soon, it will be the new year and all the festivity of the holidays will be gone. Some folks make new year resolutions that are kept with varying degrees of success. Councilwoman Penny Fleeger recently exploded with another tirade that seems to becoming her hallmark. She is quoted as saying: I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this. I doubt anyone would disagree with her message, though her manner is out of line. However, the next section of her tirade is objectionable: Im tired of it being third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this council, and I dont want to do that. So is Miss Fleeger serious or is she having a temper tantrum? Is this a promise or a threat? There are number of folks taxpaying or not who would gladly assist her to her vehicle with all her personal items in tow. As for non-taxpayers attendance at the council meetings, there are three thoughts that come to mind. First, council meetings are open to the public. Second, those who pay taxes may have realized a long time ago the uselessness of attendance since their thoughts and input would be ridiculed, maligned and met with outright disregard wondering who they think they are. Therefore, they are ahead of the learning curve and, therefore, are unwilling to subject themselves to such disrespect. Third and, as important, Miss Fleeger when the Council you have been a member of is deigned to impose regulations, levies and unethical businees practices upon the nontaxpayers those actions invited their participation in the meetings. There is a resolution to this conundrum Miss Fleeger. Since we are not welcome at your meetings, we would be more than willing to oblige you and the rest of the city management if you would kindly do the following reasonable requests. First, end the revenue seeking redlight cameras, which have been used as a revenue enhancement program. Second, revisit the water rates and restructure them. Third, an exhaustive audit of Greenlight must be conducted with the results released to the public. I have heard the thought around Dunnellon and surrounding areas from many folks that the cameras and the water revenue has been borrowed to fund Greenlight a project that would be quite appropriate poster representation for a sinkhole. These funds should not be general fund monies available for discretionary use. Miss Fleeger you and some others who were an are supposed to be responsible for Dunnellons business appear to be operating out of a position of fear. Question: is this why? Questions that may make you and others more than uncomfortable. In many crime drama shows, there is a line that is the premise that to find the perpretrator follow the money. For those of us who remember Sgt. Joe Fridays words they are still worth reiterating, just the facts maam, just the facts. Keep your theatrics to yourself. Miss Fleeger the involvement you want might just occur, yet not as some silent approval of Council actions. Advisory boards should be open for non-taxpayers as well since taxation without representation has been foisted upon them. For far to long government on all levels as a whole has been reluctant to tell the truth. This may be for either of two reasons. First, we are to be protected so we do not get hurt, or second there is something to hide. I will close with a new year prediction should you and any others on the Council continue to do business as usual, you can join former Mayor Ward in retirement. Vernon R. HastingsLake Tropicana6 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 000DM1I Sales & Service 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunellon, FL 352-465-7538 www.bluerunbicycles.com Come visit our 2,000 sq.ft. showroom Comfort Bikes Mountain Bikes Fitness Bikes Road Bikes Wishes Everyone A Happy Healthy New Year! NEW YEAR NEW YEAR NEW YEAR NEW YOU NEW YOU NEW YOU NEW BIKE! NEW BIKE! NEW BIKE! Over 80 Bikes In Stock Featuring 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 000DEH8 DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000D32Q Podiatric Physician & Surgeon LETTER TO THE EDITOR Photo by Sharon ErnstBob and Theresa Batchelor are pictured with Cisco, who is now available for adoption and will be a super addition to some lucky family. WAYNE continued from page 4

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Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the Annie W. Johnson Senior & Family Center as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Toiletries will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. Clothing will be will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone.Annual Day of Caring scheduled Feb. 23United Way of Marion County will host the 20th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 23. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Monday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 7 000DJRZ To All Our Customers We would like to update you, our customers, on whats new at Home Beautiful Floors & More, Inc. but before we do we would like to express our appreciation for the gift of your friendship, for your trust in us, and above all your loyalty. As you well know our country has been going through difficult times but we hope you and your family are managing well. It is years, such as this, that we must take time to reemphasize our commitment to you and that is to bring you the very best in value and workmanship. Having been in business for over 40 years has gained us the experience to help us navigate through these turbulent times and come out on the other side. And now let me tell you whats new at Home Beautiful!!! The arrival of James William on September 18, 2012 marked the third generation Mazerolle in the family flooring business Come see our Newest flooring styles you will be blown away with all the different options to put fashion at your feet. We would be happy to do whatever we can to make your home EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL Best wishes from all of us at 20177 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL (352) 489-4444 www.homebeautifulfloors.brandsource.biz Floors & More, Inc. CARPET VINYL TILE WOOD LAMINATE Lets grow together in the flooring business. 000DEB7 000DEH5 Trinity Trinity Trinity Villas Villas Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 SENIOR MENU (55 & Older) Available Daily FOR LUNCH & DINNER 000DA9G All You Can Eat Deep Fried Fish with Choice of Potato. 20199 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Dunnellon, FL (Log Cabin across from SunTrust Bank) Open 7 Days a Week 11:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. (352) 465-3588 DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS MONDAY OPEN FACE ROAST BEEF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . $6.99 TUESDAY SOUP & SALAD Soup of the Day and Large Salad . . . $5.99 WEDNESDAY MEATLOAF Served w/Mashed Potatoes . . . . . $5.99 THURSDAY LASAGNE Served w/Garlic Bread . . . . . . . . $6.99 FRIDAY SURF & TURF 4 Oz. Rancher Steak & 7 Oz. Fish, Served w/Fries $6.99 Best Best PRIME PRIME RIB RIB in town in town FRIDAY FISH FRY FRIDAY FISH FRY $9.99 $9.99 Slow Roasted to Perfection 8 Oz. Cut $10.99, 10 Oz. Cut $13.99, 12 Oz. Cut $15.99 Available 4pm to Close Friday Only. NO SHARING Try Eds Wing Basket 5 wings & fries Only $5.00 000DM3K Cleanmaster CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING N EW Y EAR S S PECIALS Well clean up after the holidays Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 3 Room Minimum 25 Years Carpet Cleaning One Chair Cleaned FREE Sofa & Love Seat $ 65 Dryer & Vent Cleaning Special $ 50 $ 15 Per Room Puzzle answers on Page 3 The city is accepting applications for the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board. Planning Commission members serve three-year terms. Board members must be residents of the city or business owners for more than three years. The Planning Commission hears planning and zoning applications, forwarding a recommendation for action to the City Council. The Planning Commission meets the third Tuesday monthly in Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Members of the Historic Preservation Board serve three-year terms. The Board hears building and zoning permit applications that affect the Historic District for the City of Dunnellon. The Historic Preservation Board meets the second Tuesday monthly in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The length of the meetings depends on the length of the agenda. Occasionally it may be necessary to hold special meetings; these will be scheduled as needed. Interested parties may download an application for either board at www.dunnellon.org or by contacting the Community Development Department at jrehberg@dunnellon. org, calling 465-8500, option No. 3, or in person at 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida and return to: City of Dunnellon, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, FL 34431. Attn: Community Development. City seeks to fill voids on boards Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY NEWS

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Methodist church to host gospel concertDunnellon First United Methodist Church will host a gospel concert, featuring Ivan Parker of the famed gospel group The Gaithers, Saturday, Jan. 5, in its church sanctuary. Tickets are $12 per person for general admission, which means general admission tickets do not have assigned seating, allowing concert goers seating based on a first-come, first served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available before and after the concert. Tickets are available in the church narthex at the conclusion of the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. church services; during the week at Boomtown Media (489-0099) 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. New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church 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.For more information, call 489-5954. For the last several hours, I have been slouching in my easy chair basking in the soothing aura of the season. I have not moved in several hours, and it probably will be several more hours before I even think of moving. Just a few days ago, we were in the middle of our Christmas holiday celebration with family and friends. The only thing I enjoy more is the peace and quiet that follows upon the heels of all that festivity. Do not get me wrong, I love my family and friends but boy do I love peace and quiet. Isnt one of the sayings of the season, Peace on earth, goodwill toward men? I am not sure of all the ramifications of that phrase, but I do enjoy the peace that comes following an exuberant time of celebration with family and friends. About this time, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage came in and saw me in the same position she saw me several hours previous. Are you, she said after staring at me for a few moments, going to stay in that chair all day? All I could do was smile Jean McCulloch Ringler, 93Jean McCulloch Ringler, 93, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2012, after a brief illness. Jean was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the fourth of eight children born to Charles E. and Marguerite F. McCulloch. In 1945, while working for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, she met her future husband, Gerald Arthur Jerry Ringler, a pilot in the U.A. Army Air Corps. After the war, she and Jerry were married in Reno, Nevada, in 1946. Together, Jean and Jerry owner and operated several Coast to Coast hardware stores in California and Washington state. In 1979, they purchased property on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon, moving there permanently in 1983. Jean began a second career in real estate in Dunnellon, which she enjoyed well into her eighties. Eventually, six of the McCulloch sisters would live on adjacent properties, creating what was fondly referred to as the McCulloch Compound. Jean was pre-deceased by her husband, Jerry. She is survived by her adoring daughters Peggy Berglund and Candee Ringler (husband Joel Hurd) of Portland, OR; grandson Erik Berglund of Portland, OR; granddaughter Bryn Berglund of Los Angeles, CA; sisters Nancy Meyer, Polly Tanzi and Betty Koehler of Dunnellon; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was a beautiful and gracious woman with a kind ad loving heart. She was loved by all who knew her. Family will receive friends at a memorial visitation at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon on Saturday, December 29, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Immediately following the visitation, Aa graveside service will be held at Dunnellon Memorial Gardens. All are welcome. Memorial contributions may be made in Jeans name to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast or Annie W. Johnson Senior Services Center. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432.Theodore E. Klein, 86Theodore E. Klein, 86, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Dec. 18, 2012. He was a veteran of WWII and a past post commander of the Leroy Dausman American Legion post in Saranac, Mich. He was a retired auto mechanic and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. He is the husband of Kathryn Klein and also the late Joyce Klein; father of Terry Rakosky of Mt. Pilot, N.C.; stepfather of Gary Puffpaff and Ron Puffpaff; grandfather of Kristin Petree and the late Lauren Trierweiler and stepgrandfather of five; greatgrandfather of six. He is the brother of Stella Marie Boyle of Montana and the late Jack, Robert, and Edmund Klein. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon with the Rev. Eddie Fulford presiding. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432. Condolences may be left at Robertsof Dunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 To Advertise in the Church DirectoryCall 489-2731For More Information 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 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 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 000DEH7 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 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 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 000DIKN 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 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 000DLFH CALLING ALL SENIOR GOLFERS! Membership is open for 2013 Golf Season Save $10 by Dec. 31, 2012 North Central Florida Senior Amateur Golf Tour. Join Today! www.senioramateurgolftour.net Where Amateurs Are Treated Like Pros 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 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 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 OBITUARIES CHURCH NEWS Tis the season to be brokeOUT TO PASTOR Sign of the times JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsRocky Walker spent a portion of his Friday morning at U.S. 41 and County Road 484 encouraging motorists to put the Bible bck in public schools after the recent shootnig deaths of children in Connecticut. Rev. James Snyder Jean McCulloch Ringler See PASTOR page 11

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 9 FAMILY FEATURES Host a holiday party thats simple and festive with a combination of premade and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. Serve these aromatic rosemary treats, made into Christmas trees, snowmen and stockings, alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables and made-from-scratch fire-roasted jalapeo dip. Guests will think you spent hours baking in the kitchen when you wow them with a seasonal selection of hand-decorated gingerbreads, says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. Easy to assemble with all the trimmings included, theres a ready-to-decorate gingerbread kit to fit any yuletide gathering. Complete with pre-baked ginger bread, each kit contains decorating accessories like candies and icings to per sonalize your own mini village, Christmas tree, gingerpop cookies and more. For another fun twist on a traditional gingerbread house, Siler recommends getting the kids involved. Theyll love the marshmallow-y Holiday House Treat made of cinnamon toasted oats cereal. Once the house is built, watch the kids decorate their yummy creation with a variety of gumdrops, licorice, icings and candies. To cater to a more sophisticated palate, Siler suggests Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups. A lavish blend of vanilla pudding, crisp-cooked bacon and whipped cream is flavored with caramel ice cream topping and piped into edible, dark cocoa Candy Melt cordial cups. Theyre bite-sized holiday bliss. Dont forget eggnog. This year, give your favorite prepared eggnog a chocolate kick and serve Eggnog Hot Chocolate garnished with peppermint Candy Curls. For more holiday recipe project and decorating ideas, or to purchase ginger bread kits, visit www.wilton.com. DeluxeGingerbreadKit,GingerbreadTreeKit,GingerbreadBoyCookieDecoratingKit,GingerbreadMiniVillageKit,GingerpopsCookieKit Holiday House Treat, Crispy Cheese Crackers, Eggnog Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups, Fire Roasted Jalapeo Oni on Dip, GingerpopsCookieKitHoliday House TreatMakes about 12 servings 6 cups cinnamon-flavored toasted oats cereal 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Assorted Tube Icing, Decorating Gel, Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Icing Decorations and other favorite candy Prepare Wilton Stand-Up House Pan with vegetable pan spray. Place cereal in large bowl. In large saucepan, melt butter; add marshmallows, ginger and cinnamon. Cook and stir con stantly until melted. Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan. When cool to touch, remove from pan; secure to foil-wrapped cake board with icing. Deco rate as desired with icing, sprinkles, sugars, icing decorations and candy. Crispy Cheese CrackersMakes 16 to 20 crackers 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup (about 2 ounces) finely grated Asiago cheese 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) toasted pine nuts, finely chopped 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare Holiday Cookie Pan with vegetable pan spray. In medium bowl, beat butter, cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper with electric mixer until creamy and well combined. Add flour; beat until mixture looks sandy and holds together when squeezed in your hand. Press into prepared pan, filling cavities 1/2 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.Eggnog Hot Chocolate Makes about 4 servings 2 cups milk 2 cups prepared eggnog 1 cup Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream Candy Curls In large saucepan, cook milk and eggnog on medium heat until the mixture is hot; turn off heat. Whisk in Candy Melts candy and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until candy is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into mugs; garnish with Candy Curls.Fire Roasted Jalapeo Onion Dip Makes about 1-3/4 cups dip 4 jalapeo peppers 1 package (5.7 ounces) onion soup mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup mayonnaise Preheat broiler. Place peppers on non-stick cookie pan; broil, turning at least once, 6 to 7 minutes or until blackened. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove stem and seeds; coarsely chop. In large bowl, stir together onion soup mix, sour cream and mayonnaise. Fold in peppers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Serve with cucumber and zucchini slices, celery, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers and other favorite vegetables. Note: For spicier dip, include seeds from peppers. Salted Caramel Bacon Cordial Cups Makes about 24 filled cordial cups 1-1/2 cups Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Candy 3 containers (3.2 ounces each) vanilla prepared pudding 1/2 cup finely chopped crisp-cooked bacon 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping plus additional for drizzling 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Sea salt Fill cordial cup candy mold 1/3 full with melted candy. Using a decorator brush, paint the candy up the sides of each mold to the top edge. Coat mold so that no light can be seen through the shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes. Repeat if needed. Carefully remove shells from mold. In medium bowl, combine pudding, bacon and 1 table spoon ice cream topping; mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Using tip #33, pipe filling into candy cordial cups. Drizzle with additional ice cream topping and sprinkle with sea salt. Follow instructions on package of each kit:Deluxe Gingerbread KitGingerbread Tree KitGingerbread Boy Cookie Decorating KitGingerpops Cookie Kit Gingerbread Mini Village Kit

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Photos by JEFF BRYAN and STEVIE WHITE/Riverland NewsArea youths and their parents wait in line to enter the Dunnellon Bingo Hall for Dunnellon Fire Rescues annaul Needy Childrens Christmas Party. This years event drew more than 600 people total as Dunnellon Fire Rescue provided gifts to almost 400 children prior to Christmas. ABOVE: A young girl smiles after receiving several gifts from Santa Claus at the party. BELOW: Ten-year-old Jaelyn Angulo enjoys a meal courtesy of Dunnellon Bingo Hall prior to Santas arrival to hand out gifts courtesy of Dunnellon Fire Rescue. ABOVE: A young girl holds on tightly to an oversized stuffed panda bear while receiving gifts from Santa Claus. RIGHT: Children enjoy a holiday meal while waiting for the main festivities to begin at the Needy Childrens Christmas Party at Dunnellon Bingo Hall. BELOW: Family members register their children for the event with the assistance of volunteers from Dunnellon Fire Rescue Auxiliary. ANNUAL NEEDY CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY

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Church schedules revival celebration First United Methodist Church will host a Community Revival Celebration Jan. 6 to 9. Gospel music, praise and prayers for healing will be included in the services. Interdenominational speakers are Claude Ray, an evangelist biker; 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. A motorcycle ride through the community will kick-off the Revival Celebration. All bikers should assemble at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the First United Methodist Church at 21501 State Road Highway 40, for prayer and the blessing of vehicles. All riders may then join a Ride for the Son with the Florida Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. The ride will end at Dunnellon Plaza for a time of prayer for the Revival on the evenings of Jan. 6 to 9 at the First United Methodist Church. 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. She will perform classical to contemporary arrangements, Chopin to Gershwin, Rachmaninov to Scott Joplin. 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 4657272. Rainbow Springs church to host LIFT ministryJoin the ladies at the Rainbow Springs Village Church for Ladies in Fellowship Together (LIFT) fellowship. The goal is to LIFT one another in encouragement, LIFT our missionaries in prayer and LIFT the name of Jesus Christ. If childcare is desired, call the church office for arrangements. LIFT meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. For more information about this ministry, email Cindy Greaves at women@caringpeople. org. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, ADunnellon, south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, contact the church at 489-0249 or at www.caringpeople.org. graciously in her direction. Then she became concerned, and prodded me a little, Are you all right? She said it with a deep sense of genuine concern. I knew I owed her an explanation for the collapse of my bodily activities. Nothing wrong with me, I explained, Im just broke. With that, I smiled a rather infectious smile. She broke out laughing and said, What did you say? I think at the time she thought I was just exercising the spirit of merriment. I said, Im broke. Then she had a look of concern on her face. What do you mean youre broke? I knew she was concerned at that point and I had to explain to her what I meant by being broke. By being broke, I do not mean like the government broke into my bank account and confiscated my money. For all Americans that is quite a taxing situation. Also, by being broke I do not mean I dropped my wifes favorite porcelain teapot and broke it all over the floor. Once something is broke, there just is no way of fixing it. Im broke, I repeated to my wife with a whimsical smile, and its a real good feeling this time of the year. She looked at me, shook her head and then went back to her business. I thought some more on that subject and reaffirmed my idea that being broke this time of the year was a marvelous feeling. If it were April, tax time, being broke would not feel so good. Or, if it were before Christmas, being broke would not be a very good idea. Being broke after Christmas means several things. First, it means that I did my best to bless my family and friends around me with tokens of appreciation. That is all a gift really is. I am not a very good gift buyer, just ask my wife. I am the kind of person who thinks it is the thought that counts. I also know, behind every thought must be some emblem of tangibility. I have done my best this year to select gifts that would be appreciated, at least for a moment. It would be a terrible thing at the end of the Christmas season to have a ton of money left over realizing that maybe you did not do your best this year at Christmas time. Do not get me wrong. I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman through and through and we do not believe in wasting money. We do believe in investing our resources in family and friends. I am not extravagant in my giving. I do not have it to be extravagant. What I do have, I want to use to bless and encourage the people that have meant so much to me during the year. Yes, being broke is a good feeling. Being broke also means I have no room for regrets. Would I have liked to give more gifts? Sure, but when you run out of money, you cannot go any further. By being broke at the end of Christmas means, I have done everything I possibly could within my resources to thank the people I love for being a part of my life. You cannot buy friendship. Unless of course you are in Washington DC or Hollywood California. Among normal folk, friendship is not for sale. It is not even for rent. At this time of the year, it sure is a wonderful feeling to tell your friends and family you are glad they are a part of your life. Being broke is a lot more than having no money. Being broke means that I have done everything within my power to bless those people around me. I have given all I had to give and there is a good warm fuzzy feeling about that. God is the one who set the standard along this line. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV). God looked at the world, it broke His heart and therefore He sent His Son to remedy our situation. Thank God for that broken heart. He gave His all for those He loved.Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 11 000DAA9 AIR CONDITIONING AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000DEZP 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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Convenient Place your ad TODAY! 000D3KX www.riverlandnews.com Cleaning out your garage? 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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12 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Photos by STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland NewsThe reflection of Christmas lights can be seen in the water at Rainbow Springs State Parks annual Santa Over the Rainbow holiday event, sponsored by Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park (FORS). Each year, volunteers spend hundreds of hours setting up various light displays throughout the state park and for two weekends during the event, children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who make their special entrance aboard a decorated pontoon boat. Tonight is the last chance to see the lights only. 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. A well-lit, well-decorated tree, above, is one of many other assorted decorations visitors will see if they choose to visit the park for the lights-only portion of the event. During the first two weekends this year, children and adults could visit Santa at his workshop, below. Visitors to Rainbow Springs State Park will see thousands of lights throughout the park during the visit. Many of the lights adorn walkways, above, and along the waterfall, right, as well as numerous other places. Santa and Mrs. Claus, below, make their appearance at the opening weekend of the event. Neither will be there tonight during the last night of the event. ANNUAL SANTA OVER THE RAINBOW CHRISTMAS LIGHT SPECTACULAR

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Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 13 Fun andGAMES advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise here advertise Advertise Here Call Pete for details 352-212-2851 000BU0G

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Citrus YMCA expands Silver Sneakers programThe Citrus County YMCA opened its fourth Group Exercise location in Citrus Springs in November, and will be able to offer Silver Sneakers classes there beginning Jan. 7. This new venue for exercise programs is Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., in Citrus Springs. The Y has been currently offering Body Stretch, a low-impact class, and Cardio Pump, a higher impact class, which are both offered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new Silver Sneakers classes will be offered at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and include Range of Movement, and Yoga Stretch. Those interested in attending classes can try out a new class for free. The Y currently has three other areas in the county where group exercise classes are offered including Homosassa, Inverness and Crystal River. For more information about all classes, call 352-6370132, or visit www.ymca suncoast.org.Youth hoops league registration openThe Citrus County YMCA is now accepting registrations for its 2013 Winter Youth Basketball League, which begins Monday, Jan. 28, at the Key Training Center facility. The league will run for 10 weeks (two weeks of practice and eight weeks of games) and is open to children ages 3 to 12. The Junior League will have ages 3 to 5, and the Youth League will consist of 6to 12-year-olds with several age brackets. Practices will be held once a week on a weekday evening, with games Saturdays. All practices and games will be held at the Key Training Center Chet Cole Life Enrichment Center gymnasium. Registration is now open, and there will be a skills assessment and team placement given Monday, Jan. 28. The league cost is $85 for ages 6-12, and $65 for 35. Scholarships are available through the YMCAs Financial Assistance program. To apply, call 352-637-0132. Volunteer coaches are needed, and a background screening is required and provided by the Citrus County YMCA. Sponsors are also needed, and sponsor names will be printed on team jerseys. To register for the league, visit www.ymca suncoast.org and download the form on the Citrus County page. Visit our office at 3909 N. Lecanto Highway or call 352-637-0132 for more details.Race for the Kids slated Feb. 9The second annual Race for the Kids, benefiting the Covenant Childrens Home of Dunnellon, will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Spruce Creek Preserve, on Southwest State Road 200, about two miles south of the intersection with Southwest County Road 484. The 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk will be followed by a Kids Fun Run. All participants in the Kids Fun Run will receive a Participation Medallion. The entry fee is $20 for all runners and walkers, who pre-register before the event, and $25 to register the day of the event. Awards will be given. All pre-registered runners and walkers are guaranteed a tech shirt, stylus pen and gift bag. Special Awards per website. Standard awards will be presented to the top finishers in each age group. There will be a bike raffle, too. Money raised from the event will be benefit the Covenant Childrens Home. For more information or to register, visit drc sports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-8614502. of the RSU facilities located entirely in unincorporated Marion County and not physically connected to any existing city of Dunnellon water and sewer utility lines or treatment facilities; Quash and enjoin any unreasonable or unwarranted rates or surcharges set for users of the RSU facilities located entirely in unincorporated Marion County by the city of Dunnellon; Return, refund or credit any unreasonable rates, including the 25 percent surcharge; Award statutory treble damages pursuant to Florida Statutes 180.191(4) (2012) (Limitation on Rates Charged Consumer Outside City Limits); Award statutory attorneys fees pursuant to Florida Statutes 180.191(4) (2012) (Limitation on Rates Charged Consumer Outside City Limits); and Any other relief deemed appropriate by this court.September 2012The Dunnellon City Council as well as the state agencies such as the Department of Economic Opportunities and the Department of Environmental Protection signed off on the deal to bring closure to the Bert Harris lawsuit filed against the city several years ago. The City Council praised the efforts of City Manager Lisa Algiere and other officials for getting the job done. Its time to move forward, then Mayor Ward said about the long-standing, costly issue. Im in favor of supporting this. Rainbow River Conservation Inc., one of the parties that stepped in to intervene in the original settlement between the city and Dodd, hasnt signed off on the newest agreement and doesnt plan to, said Dr. Burt Eno, Ph.D., the president of the environmental group. We fully plan to go back to court, Eno said.October 2012The Dunnellon City Council awarded City Manager Lisa Algiere with a new three-year contract. Algiere began her career as city manager in June 2012, but has received high remarks and praise from those on the Council since her tenure began. Her contract, good until 2015, shows an increase in car allowance from $300 per month to $400 per month. In the three years Algiere has been in the citys employ, her salary has climbed from $65,000 to $72,100, including benefits. As part of her new contract, if Algiere is fired by the Council without cause, she would receive a five-month severance package including health benefits for her and dependents. According to the new contract, the Council agrees to increase Algieres base salary and/or benefits in such amounts and to such extent as the Council may determine that it is desirable to do so the basis of an annual salary review of Algiere and made at the same time as similar consideration is given other employees generally.November 2012Theres a new mayor in town. In a decisive victory in the November General Election, challenger Nathan Whitt soundly defeated incumbent Fred Ward for Seat No. 1, the mayors seat, on the Dunnellon City Council. Whitt, a longtime businessman, won the seat with 62.5 percent of the votes, 535-321. Ward has held the position since 2008, when he was elected to the City Council. He was seeking his third term in office. It was the type of victory we were hoping for, Whitt said of the nearly 2-to-1 margin of victory.December 2012Councilwoman Penny Fleeger made headlines again late this year with another outburst at a City Council meeting. Fleeger, who won a second term on the City Council after running unopposed, issued a issued a stern challenge to taxpayers: come to the meetings, take part on the process, let your voices be heard. I want people that live and pay taxes in Dunnellon to be in this room taking part in this, Fleeger said after surveying the audience to see the ratio of residents versus nonresidents. Im tired of it being through third and fourth areas that dont pay taxes here. If the taxpayers dont get involved, I will walk. I will walk out on this Council, and I dont want to do that. Fleegers term doesnt expire until 2016. I would hate to put the city through a special election, because they are costly, she explained.14 Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error. All ads require prepayment. We accept Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the Riverland News. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 349-0103 RIV Estate of Shil C. Patel File No. 2012-CP-1880-FNotice To Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION: JUDGE ROBBINS FILE NO. 2012-CP-1880-F IN RE: ESTATE OF SHILC. PATEL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SHILC. PATEL, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Meera Patel 6562 SW 63rd Court Ocala, Florida 34474 Attorney for Personal Representative: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Florida Bar Number: 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA, 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100 Ocala, FL34476, Telephone: (352)854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267, E-mail: Ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail:ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 350-0103 RIVRogers, Bertha 2012 CP 1858 (F) Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number.: 2012-CP-1858 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF BERTHA L. ROGERS, a/k/a BERTHA LUCILLE ROGERS, a/k/a BERTHA SHOAF ROGERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of BERTHA L. ROGERS a/k/a BERTHA LUCILLE ROGERS a/k/a BERTHA SHOAF ROGERS deceased, whose date of death was October 21, 2012, File Number 2012-CP-1858 (F), is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, upon whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ RICHARD R.ROGERS Estate of Bertha L. Rogers a/k/a Bertha Lucille Rogers a/k/a Bertha Shoaf Rogers, 2110 Compton Bridge Road Inman, South Carolina, 29349 Attorney for Personal Representative: BRETT & REYNOLDS, P.A. /s/ Robert J. 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Riverland News, Thursday, December 27, 2012 15 347-1227 RIV 1/08/13 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/08/2013, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BIG JOES Lien Notices TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1P4GP44R6TB492127 1996 PLYMOUTH December 27, 2012 Lien Notices 348-1227 RIV 01/21/13 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 01/21/2013, 9:00 am at Lien Notices 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. 1MEFM6532WK631722 1998 MERCURY 3N1CB51D46L463280 2006 NISSAN JHMEG8654NS006252 1992 HONDA December 27, 2012 346-0103 RIV v. MRK OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS, INC. Case No: 42-2011-CA-1646-0 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO. 42-2011-CA-1646-0 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONALASSOCIATION (as successor to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association), as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Capital I Inc., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-HQ13, acting by and through its special servicer, C-III Asset Management LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MRK OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS, INC., a Florida corporation; MARK R. KENDRY, individually; and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against any defendant named herein, Defendants. SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Agreed Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled case, in the Circuit Court of Marion County, Florida, the Clerk of Marion County will sell the real and personal property situated in Marion County, Florida, described in Exhibit A attached hereto. At the Public Sale located in the Jury Assembly Room, First Floor, Marion County Judicial Center, 110 Northwest 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34475, the Marion County Clerk of Court shall sell the property to the highest bidder for cash at 11 a.m. in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, on January 16, 2013. IF YOU ARE APERSON CLAIMING ARIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THIS SALE, YOU MUST FILE ACLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAILTO FILE ACLAIM, YOU WILLNOT BE ENTITLED TO ANYREMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLYTHE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAYCLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: December 17, 2012 SQUIRE SANDERS (US) LLP 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2100, Tampa, Florida 33602 Telephone: (813) 202-1300, Fax No: (813) 202-1313 Jason C. Sampson, Florida Bar No. 22914 jason.sampson@squiresanders.com Attorneys for Plaintiff EXHIBIT A REALPROPERTY Government Lot 4, except the West 15 chains thereof and that portion of Government Lot 5 lying West of the Westerly right of way line of County Road # 17.5E (Forest Road # 69) commonly known as Levy Hammock Road, all lying in Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, Marion County, Florida. Excepting from the above description the following described parcels which were conveyed to Marion County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, for road right of way purposes: That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 except the West 15 chains thereof, and that part of Government Lot 5, of Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East that lies West of the Westerly right-of-way of County Road # 17.5E (Forest Road # 69) AND That part of Government Lots 4 and 5, Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East lying within 60 feet of, parallel to and Westerly from the Westerly boundary of Winding Waters Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. MORE CORRECTLYDESCRIBED AS: Government Lot 4, except the West 15 chains thereof, all in Section 32, Township 15 South, Range 25 East, Marion County, Florida. Except from the above description the following two described parcels which were conveyed to Marion County, a Political Subdivision of the State of Florida for Road Right of Way purposes: That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East Lying west of the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road # l7.5E (Forest Road #69) AND That part of the South 50 feet of Government Lot 4 Section 31, Township 15 South, Range 25 East lying within 60 feet of, parallel to and Westerly from the Westerly boundary of Winding Waters Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, Public Records of Marion County, Florida. And further excepting that part of Winding Waters Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book Q, Page 96, of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida, lying West of the Easterly boundary of said Lot 4. PERSONALPROPERTY 1.All of the easements, rights, privileges, franchises, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances now or hereafter thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining to the Real Property and all of the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of Borrower therein or thereto, either at law or in equity, in possession or in expectancy, now owned or hereafter acquired; 2.All structures, buildings and improvements of every kind and description now or at any time hereafter located or placed on the Real Property (the Improvements); 3.All easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, vaults, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, and other entitlements now or hereafter located on the Real Property or under or above the same or any part or parcel thereof, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances, reversions and remainders whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or appertaining to the Mortgaged Property or any part thereof, or which hereafter shall in any way belong, relate or be appurtenant thereto, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; 4.All furniture, furnishings, fixtures, goods, equipment, inventory or personal property owned by Borrower and now or hereafter located on, attached to or used in or about the Improvements, including, but not limited to, all machines, engines, boilers, dynamos, elevators, stokers, tanks, cabinets, awnings, screens, shades, blinds, carpets, draperies, lawn mowers, and all appliances, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, lighting, ventilating, refrigerating, disposals and incinerating equipment, and all fixtures and appurtenances thereto, and such other goods and chattels and personal property owned by Borrower as are now or hereafter used or furnished in operating the Improvements, or the activities conducted therein, and all building materials and equipment hereafter situated on or about the Real Property or Improvements, and all warranties and guaranties relating thereto, and all additions thereto and substitutions and replacements therefore (exclusive of any of the foregoing owned or leased by tenants of space in the Improvements); 5.All water, water courses, ditches, wells, reservoirs and drains and all water, ditch, well, reservoir and drainage rights and powers which are appurtenant to, located on, under or above or used in connection with the Real Property or the Improvements, or any part thereof, together with (i) all utilities, utility lines, utility commitments, utility capacity, capital recovery charges, impact fees and other fees paid in connection with same, (ii) reimbursements or other rights pertaining to utility or utility services provided to the Real Property and/or Improvements and (iii) the present or future use or availability of waste water capacity, or other utility facilities to the extent same pertain to or benefit the Real Property and/or Improvements, including, without limitation, all reservations of or commitments or letters covering any such use in the future, whether now existing or hereafter created or acquired; 6.All minerals, crops, timber, trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping features now or hereafter located on, under or above the Real Property; 7.All cash funds, deposit accounts and other rights and evidence of rights to cash, now or hereafter created or held by Lender pursuant to the Mortgage (as defined in the Complaint) or any other of the Loan Documents (as defined in the Complaint), including, without limitation, all funds now or hereafter on deposit in the Reserves (as defined in the Mortgage); 8.All leases, licenses, tenancies, concessions and occupancy agreements of the Real Property or the Improvements now or hereafter entered into (severally, a Lease(1), and collectively the Leases(1)) and all rents, royalties, issues, profits, bonus money, revenue, income, accounts receivable and other benefits (collectively, the Rents(1) or Rents and Profits) of the Real Property, the Improvements, or the fixtures or equipment, now or hereafter arising from the use or enjoyment of all or any portion thereof or from any Lease(1) (including, without limitation, oil, gas and mineral leases), license, tenancy, concession, occupancy agreement or other agreement pertaining thereto or arising from any of the Contracts (as hereinafter defined) or any of the General Intangibles (as hereinafter defined) and all cash or securities (the Security Deposits) deposited, to the extent applicable, into the security deposit account (the Security Deposit Account) that secure performance by the tenants, lessees or licensees, as applicable, of their obligations under any Leases(1), licenses, concessions or occupancy agreements, or which may be available to Borrower or its designee to effect repairs or maintenance, whether said cash or securities are to be held until the expiration of the terms of said Leases(1), licenses, concessions or occupancy agreements or applied to one or more of the installments of rent coming due prior to the expiration of said terms, subject to, however, the provisions contained in Section 1.11 of the Mortgage; 9.All contracts and agreements now or hereafter entered into covering any part of the Real Property or the Improvements (collectively, the Contracts) and all revenue, income and other benefits thereof, including, without limitation, management agreements, service contracts, maintenance contracts, equipment leases, personal property leases and any contracts or documents relating to construction on any part of the Real Property or the Improvements (including plans, specifications, studies, drawings, surveys, tests, operating and other reports, bonds and governmental approvals) or to the management or operation of any part of the Real Property or the Improvements; 10.All present and future monetary deposits given to any public or private utility with respect to utility services furnished to any part of the Real Property or the Improvements; 11.All present and future funds, accounts, instruments (including, without limitation, promissory notes), investment property, letter-of-credit rights, letters of credit, money, supporting obligations, accounts receivable, documents, causes of action, claims, general intangibles (including, without limitation, payment intangibles and software, trademarks, trade names, servicemarks and symbols now or hereafter used in connection with any part of the Real Property or the Improvements, all names by which the Real Property or the Improvements may be operated or known, all rights to carryon business under such names, and all rights, interest and privileges which Borrower has or may have as developer or declarant under any covenants, restrictions or declarations now or hereafter relating to the Real Property or the Improvements) and all notes or chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic) now or hereafter arising from or by virtue of any transactions related to the Real Property or the Improvements (collectively, the General Intangibles); 12.All water taps, sewer taps, certificates of occupancy, permits, special permits, uses, licenses, franchises, certificates, consents, approvals and other rights and privileges now or hereafter obtained in connection with the Real Property or the Improvements and all present and future warranties and guaranties relating to the Improvements or to any equipment, fixtures, furniture, furnishings, personal property or components of any of the foregoing now or hereafter located or installed on the Real Property or the Improvements; 13.All building materials, supplies and equipment now or hereafter placed on the Real Property or in the Improvements and all architectural renderings, models, drawings, plans, specifications, studies and data now or hereafter relating to the Real Property or the Improvements; 14.All right, title and interest of Borrower in any insurance policies or binders now or hereafter relating to the Property including any unearned premiums thereon; 15.All proceeds, products, substitutions and accessions (including claims and demands therefor) of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, of any of the foregoing into cash or liquidated claims, including, without limitation, proceeds of insurance and condemnation; 16.All other or greater rights and interests of every nature in the Real Property or the Improvements and in the possession or use thereof and income therefrom, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower; 17.Any and all leases, subleases, licenses, rental agreements and occupancy agreements of whatever form now or hereafter affecting all or any part of the Mortgaged Property and any and all guarantees extensions, renewals, replacements and modifications thereof (collectively, the Leases(2)); and 18.All deposits (whether security or otherwise), rents, issues, profits, revenues, royalties, accounts, rights, benefits and income of every nature of and from the Mortgaged Property, including, without limitation, minimum rents, additional rents, termination payments, forfeited security deposits, liquidated damages following default and all proceeds payable under any policy of insurance covering loss of rents resulting from untenantability due to destruction or damage to the Mortgaged Property, together with the immediate and continuing right to collect and receive the same, whether now due or hereafter becoming due, and together with all rights and claims of any kind that Borrower may have against any tenant, lessee or licensee under the Leases(2) or against any other occupant of the Mortgaged Property (collectively, the Rents(2)). December 27, 2012 & January 3, 2013 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices General Help *CALLNOW*Looking to fill immediate positions in the CUST OMER RELA TIONS DEPT Training, 401(k), Medical. No Exp. Necessary. Call Michelle 352-436-4460 Part-time Help Part TimePossible 2 days week Moving Experience Heavy Lifting, Neat appearance (352)522-0945 Schools/ Instruction ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice *Hospitality Job placement assistance.Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call www .Centura Online.com 888-203-3179 Furniture FLORALCOUCH tan, aqua blue exc. condition $95 701-391-5623 FLORALLOVESEAT tan, aqua blue exc. condition $95 701-391-5623 General Rainbow River Club membership through 2015 Asking $150 954-755-7039 Wanted to Buy WANTED: ALADDIN LAMPS, OILLAMPS, ANTIQUE METAL SIGNS, FURNITURE, CASTIRON TOYS, DISNEY, COKE, ART AND UNIQUE COLLECTABLES. CONFIDENTIALCASH BUYER (407)295-1522 Retail/Office Rentals Homosassa SpgsSmlRestaurant/Pizza Shop for Rent, $800 269-369-2509 Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1,Spacious & Nice $650. month.(352) 598-3512 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Hills Homes HERNANDOCitrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 Citrus County Homes PINE RIDGE-THIS IS THE PROPERTY YOUVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! Bring your boat, horses, in-laws; there is room for everything! 4/3.5 w/7 car garage/workshop & in-law suite on 5.83 acres. Mostly wooded with large back yard. Beautiful & serene. High end finishes; immaculate home in equestrian community. www .centralflest ate.com for pictures/more info. 352.249.9164 Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Handyman ANDREW JOEHL HANDYMAN. Gen. Maint/Repairs Pressure Cleaning. 0256271 352-465-9201 Account Number: R12476-005-00 December 20 & 27, 2012 OF CRYSTAL RIVER Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader All Remaining 2012 MODELS Will Be SOLD THIS WEEK To Make Room For The Incoming 2013s! www.villagetoyota.com 352-503-4121 VILLAGE TOYOTA 000DM5J We Deliver The Best Showroom Buying Experience Cars Service Come See Why We Are Rated The Best!

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