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Title: Riverland news
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Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 01-17-2013
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Thursday, January 17, 2013Vol 31 No. 1375 cents WHATS HAPPENING Relay For Life Team Party slatedThe American Cancer Society of Marion County will host a Relay For Life New Years Team Party from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at First Baptist of Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. To attend the event, RVSP to Diana Schwartz at 352-629-4727, ext. 5820, or email Diana.schwartz@ cancer.org. RSVPs must be received by Thursday, Jan. 24.Thirft Shop in need of volunteersThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop has openings for volunteers during the winter months. The shop welcomes fulltime and winter residents. The Thrift Shop is at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Blues Brothers statues and is manned entirely by volunteers. Volunteers meet month to decide where to donate funds. Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers work threehour shifts weekly or as a substitute on an occasional basis. For more information, call Joann McCullough, president, at 465-7018. 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 Florida's 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 questionand-answer session, will be about bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. For more information, call 438-2520. County plans to cut share of gas tax Joint meeting slated today With the expiration of an interlocal agreement with Marion County regarding gas tax revenues, the city of Dunnellon stands to lose more than half a million dollars in revenue if the Marion County Commission approves a proposal to follow a Florida Statue formula for dispersing those funds. As it stands now, the city of Dunnellon receives $521,700 from a portion of three taxes collected on gas; $471,000 comes from the two taxes at a rate of 2.56 percent. If the County Commission approves the plan as it has been proposed to the city of Dunnellon as well as the cities of Ocala, Belleview, Reddick and McIntosh, Dunnellon would receive .59 percent of the revenue collected, or about $96,029. The city of Dunnellon isnt the lone government biting its nails at the thought of losing its share of gas taxes. The cities of Belleview, Ocala, Reddick and McIntosh also face the distinct possibility of losing tens of thousands of dollars in revenue; however, the city of Ocala stands to lose more than $1 million if officials cannot reach a deal on a new interlocal agreement between each other. City Manger Lisa Algiere painted the bleak outlook to the City Council Monday at its meeting. If the city does lose the more than $500,000, it would be forced to close its Road Department and terminate the services of five employees. To make up for the revenue shortfall, Aligere said the city A 54-year-old Dunnellon man was Tased after striking a law enforcement officer in the face Wednesday, Jan. 9, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Emanuel Gunter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, loitering or prowling and disorderly conduct (intoxication) after the late-night incident in the 20500 block of Park Avenue, as well as the area of Illinois and Chestnut streets. The report stated Officer Mike Anger heard a verbal altercation occurring in the 20500 block of Park Avenue when he made contact with a complainant who had also called 911 to report the incident. Upon making contact with the complainant, a woman told authorities she heard a man, later identified as Gunter, outside yelling and talking loudly, which disturbed her. The woman, Report: Man Tased after punching cop Emanuel Gunter Tear-filled farewell Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon High School Junior ROTC cadet Christina Jones breaks down in tears during Kyle Lays funeral Saturday at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Jones is comforted by her mother, Jennifer. Family, friends say their final goodbyes to Kyle Lay The wailing and sobs echoed throughout the sanctuary Saturday at Ocala West United Methodist Church as family and friends gathered to say their final good-byes to Kyle Lay, a 17-year-old sophomore killed in a tragic car wreck Friday, Jan.4. Miranda Baker, Lays lontime girlfriend, recalled Lay as a sweet, caring soul who lifted her spirits at a dark point in her life. You see, when I first met Kyle, he was a goofy, crazy kid who wanted to take pictures of everyone, she recalled. Kyle gave me a reason to love and enjoy life. They tell you there is one person in your life who is your true love, and Kyle was my one true love. Im proud of that honor. He gave me something I never though Id have, my one true love. Im honored to be that. I could never ask for anything more. He will Community to honor Martin Luther King Jr. In a time-honored tradition, officially marked as a national holiday 15 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the county will come together to remember the slain civil rights activist. Come Monday, the Dunnellon community will pay homage to the charismatic leader of the 1960s. It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought for, said Dr. Abraham Robinson, senior pastor at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Its a time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. Its a time to remember the message of change through nonviolence. This years theme for Marin Luther King Day is: Remember, Celebrate, and Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off! Although many people see this, and other holidays as a day without homework, or a day to hang out with friends, it is much more than that, it is the celebration of equality, the celebration of freedom, Riverland News file photoParticipants in the 2012 MLK March/Parade make their way south along U.S. 41 as they head toward Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. This years MLK March/Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at McDonalds, concluding at Ernie Mills Park. See GAS page 2 Parade/March set for 9 a.m. Monday JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See KING page 3 54-year-old Dunnellon resident faces 5 charges after incident JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TASED page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News WORKSHOP SLATEDA joint workshop between county and city officials is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Marion County Extension Services Auditorium North Hall at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. DONATIONS SOUGHTTo help offset funeral expenses for Kyle Lay, go to www.you caring.com/memorial-fundraiser/Kyle-Eugene-Lay/39288. There may be an additional fundraisers established locally at future dates. For those wishing to not go through the website to make a donation, email Jennifer Jones at jjones1115@ cfl.rr.com. Any donation will be accepted whether it be through the website, gift cards to grocers, cash or check. Members of the Dunnellon High Junior Air Force ROTC Honor Guard present the colors prior to Kyle Lays funeral. See FAREWELL page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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would likely have to lay off 42 percent of its workforce or raise the millage level to the highest limit allowed by state statutes. This would be devastating to us, Aligere told the Council. Mayor Nathan Whitt and the rest of the Council asked Algiere what the course of action was and what other cities were discussing. She told them she had spoken with officials from both the cities of Ocala and Belleview. Algiere said they plan to take a united front and implore the county to remain revenue neutral, do no harm. With the economy the way it is, this is bad timing, Algiere said, noting the county would gain almost $2 million in additional revenue by cutting other municipalities share of the gas taxes. Algiere explained the county is basing its formula on population and transportation miles. We dont like it, she said about the formula and the proposed figures the county has pitched. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans said: If youre in charge of the purse strings, you can do what you want, I guess. It certainly didnt mean he approved of the plan. Whats our course of action? he asked. Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, told the Council at this time there is no course the city can take, except for a wait-and-see approach. She said if the cities dont agree with the countys proposal, officials at that level could pass a resolution later this year. I assume theyll be some media attention in which it might put some heat on the county to change its position, SegalGeorge said. Mounir Bouyounes, an assistant county administrator for public works, said nothing is final yet; but did stress county officials are hopeful a new agreement can be worked out between all parties involved. If we cannot agree on an agreement, he added, then there will have to likely look at the state statutes formula. The current agreement has been in place for almost 30 years now. There are a lot of things that have changed since then. Hopefully, we can work out an agreement. A problem in water pressure in the cityowned Rainbow Springs Utility system has been fixed and improvements about how to better handle communications with residents have been resolved, officials with the city of Dunnellon and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said. According to the city, the first few calls about the drop in water pressure Dec. 8 came in at 7 a.m. and two service technicians were on site within 30 minutes. According to some Rainbow Springs residents, some households experienced low or no water pressure. However, the city said pressure readings showed the pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) in the water mains. Public Utility Services Director Eddie Esch said pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) and while it might have felt like residents lost pressure, that simply isnt the case. Rainbow Springs resident Joan Duggins said after the incident, she and her husband left town for three weeks, but had a friend check on their house and to flush the toilets once a week. Upon their return home, she said there was a brown sludge in their toilets. Esch explained to Duggins it was likely a sediment, which builds up in the pipes and is not harmful. Addressing the Dunnellon City Council about the December incident, Esch explained the Rainbow Springs Utility system has very high pressure about 75 psi so when pressure is lost, it feels like the bottom has dropped. According to DEP rules, at below 20 psi, a precautionary boil water notice and bacterial sampling is discretionary. At 0 psi or negative pressure, a precautionary boil water notice and bacterial sampling is required, per DEP rules. DEP spokeswoman Ana Gibbs said despite pressure readings, DEP prompted the city to take a series of bacteriological samples, which was completed within 24 hours of DEP being notified of the event. The results were absent of total coliform, an indicator bacteria that is regularly used to assess the distribution system for bacteriological contaminants. They did not violate the rule regarding a boil water notice, Gibbs stressed. We did take into account the high volume of calls we received and that is why we asked for the samples to be taken. The utility was also reminded of the precautionary boil water notice requirements and that failure to issue a notice following a zero-pressure event would be a violation of Florida Statutes, Gibbs said. This is something that the Department takes very seriously, she added. DEP also encourages residents to notify it immediately during any irregular event, so it can respond while the situation is still occurring, Gibbs said. In addition to the water pressure issue, several residents expressed frustrations about promptly notifying the city to the situation. Officials said a high volume of calls were filtering through a single line, which resulted in many callers receiving a busy signal. Esch said Public Works has two lines, one of which is patched through to an answering service on the weekend. During normal business hours, he added, the phone is answered by a staff member. He told the Council staff is looking into options of having the second line patched into the answering service during non-office hours in case of an emergency. Many other residents simply had problems getting through to the right department, Duggins said, noting she was one of them, because the only number she had access to was for Utility Billing, which is printed on bills. This number and directory is not part of Public Services. Esch and City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council the emergency number 4658590 will now be printed on utility bills and is also published on the citys website. Gibbs said DEP officials have had further discussions with the city in hopes of improving communications between the utility and citizens during emergencies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes these efforts by the utility will help improve communication in case of a future emergency, she added. DEP will meet with the utility in the near future to discuss potential corrective actions to help avoid events like those which occurred Dec. 8 from happening in the future, Gibbs said. We appreciate the communitys patience as we continue to work toward finding solutions to address everyones concerns, she added. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DR78 000DR6A 000DME7 UPS Fedex 000DNL2 Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery We gladly accept prepaid UPS & Fedex Boxes 11150 N. Williams St., Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 City, DEP resolve water issue DEP official says city did not violate rules JEFF BRYAN Riverland News GAS continued from page 1

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the report stated, walked outside and observed Gunter walking around an abandoned foreclosed home across from her residency. According to the report, the woman told officers she saw Gunter looking in the windows and trying to open the door of the house. The woman told authorities she asked Gunter what he was doing when he began yelling and screaming at her. At this time, the report stated, Gunter began walking across the street to the woman's location and pushed her. The woman told authorities she could smell alcohol emanating from Gunter and he had slurred speech. The report stated the woman was in fear of what his actions would be due to his level of intoxication. She told authorities Gunter left the area and she immediately called law enforcement. According to the report, law enforcement officials made contact with Gunter in the area of Illinois and Chesnut streets. At the time, Gunter was evasive when questioned by officers, who could smell the odor of alcohol emanating from him along with his slurred speech. Gunter began talking loudly, again disturbing surrounding citizens. Anger then informed Gunter he was being charged with disorderly intoxication. The report stated officers began searching Gunter at which time they found a portion of a marijuana cigarette in his pocket. Anger then placed the item atop his patrol vehicle at which time Gunter grabbed it and threw it on the ground in an attempt to destroy it. According to the report, Anger then attempted to place Gunter's hands behind his back at which time Gunter then struck Officer Aaron German in the left cheek. Gunter, the report stated, continued resisting officers, who were then forced to Tase him. The report stated after the use of the Taser, Gunter compiled with commands issued by law enforcement officials. According to the report, Gunter was taking to a nearby hospital for medical treatment before being transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $11,500. According to jail records, he remained in the Marion County Jail as of press deadline Wednesday. A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. CALL 1-888-852-2340 For Information On Subscriptions TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 and the celebration of a wonderful, wonderful man, Dr. Robinson said, noting civic and community leaders will participate in the citys annual MLK March/Parade at 9 a.m. Monday, beginning at McDonalds. The event will conclude at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. The lineup begins at 8 a.m. at McDonalds. Following the March/Parade, there will be a Family Unity Day Festival/Picnic at Ernie Mills Park. The event is free and open to the public. There will be food and drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with entertainment and sports activities. Following the Family Unity Day Festival/Picnic, there will be a softball tournament at the Eugene Martin Park in South Dunnellon. Teams will include players from the various Dunnellon churches. In addition to the MLK March/Parade Monday, there will be a special celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, 11799 Summit Ave., when the Choir Federation will perform its tribute to Dr. King. Dr. Robinson said he has not seen a more fitting description for why we celebrate MLK Day, than on The King Center, a wonderful organization that was established in 1968 by his widow, Coretta Scott King, as a living memorial dedicated to preserving the legacy of her husband and promoting the elimination of poverty, racism and war through research, education and training in nonviolence. It goes as follows: "The national holiday honoring Dr. King is an occasion for joy and celebration for his life and his work toward nonviolent social change in America and the world. Traditionally, we celebrate holidays with parties, family picnics, fireworks, a trip back home or to the seashore. However, we must also be mindful that this is a special holiday one which symbolizes our nation's commitment to peace through justice; to universal brotherand sisterhood; and to the noblest ideal of all: a democratic society based on the principles of freedom, justice and equality for all people. Whether you celebrate Dr. King's birthday on January 15th or during Black History Month, the holiday is an occasion for thanksgiving, unselfishness, and rededicating ourselves to the causes for which he stood and for which he died." For more information, call Dr. Abraham Robinson, pastor of New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, at 386-5906846; Frances Taylor at 489-3618; Anita Williams at 489-3465; Mary Terrell at 4893435; Vanessa Watts at 352-390-5592 or Maxine Thomas at 489-1363. Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 3 0 0 0 D N L T 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000DNJA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Bugs Are Everywhere In Florida! Where are yours hiding? Our Technicians have 10+ years experience each Owned and Operated by an Entomologist 000DR7U 000DOP6 JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsMayor Nathan Whitt, left, presents a proclamation to Leo Thomas, center, and Emanuel Witherspoon, right, deacons at New Second Bethel Baptist Missionary Church in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. KING continued from page 1 Solution to puzzle on Page 7 TASED continued from page 1

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4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 R IVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Pat Faherty Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Tougher gun control laws are needed in the nation I have been watching the horrifying news from Newton, Conn., and can only wonder what seems to be wrong with people. Who in heavens name would want to gun down innocent children? Folks, it is time for our combined political parties to put aside all their personal feelings and put a halt to guns (particularly automatic weapons) that are being so easily provided to any numbskull who wants to own one. Politicians are voted into office to do the peoples work. Well, lets get on with it and enact some laws that will protect our citizens. Over the past few years, we have seen incident after incident involving some demented person taking the lives of many innocent people. When is the powerful NRA (National Rifle Association) going to take a stance and admit that we need better control of firearms? Get with it Americans. How much worse can it get before some real action is taken. Patricia C. HessDunnellon Dunnellon has pieces in place to make community thriveFor 20 years, I have had a home and have shopped here in Dunnellon and it saddens me that every day, there is less and less of the town left. You would think the city would be concerned with this situation and make an attempt to bring in businesses and more residents. There are more empty stores and churches throughout the town and what isnt empty, run down or abandoned, has been torn down. True, the northern part of town is doing well what with Bealls expanding and other establishments remodeling, but thats just it, no new businesses, just makeovers. When I arrived here in 1978, there were a few empty lots and some empty store fronts on Williams Street, but here it is 35 years later and those places are still empty, and worse yet, there are even more empty places throughout the town. Dunnellon needs capital because it cant expect the handful of residents in town or the folks out of town that were shanghaied by the city to pay off its massive debt. Talk about personal responsibility. Dunnellon has to take responsibility for what it has done. Does Dunnellon plan to win the power Crisis points to larger problems I suggest every female who is in a relationship, run out and get a copy of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Believe me, it sheds a whole new light on the male species. We think they dont pay attention to us, but when you read the book you find out this is just the way they are wired. My husband has a new thing now when hes not listening to me. He keeps saying right. Therefore, I think hes taking it all in but hes not, which I proved the other day in the middle of his rights when I blurted out Im dying my hair purple to which he came right back with another right. Im having an affair with your best friend. Right Your video game is on fire. What? Oh, that one got his attention. Why should we be wasting all this energy on improving our vocabulary when nobody is listening? Our grandson was at the house during the weekend. I told my husband I was running to the store, but Id be right back and he was in charge of James while I was gone. A few minutes later James asked my husband for a glass of milk to which he replies, Nanaw is here, shell get it for you. Really? You would think this inadequacy would bother men but it doesnt. Were just deep in thought about other things, my husband says. And if it was really important you would make sure I hear it. I cant seem to win this one. Heres another thing I love about men. (Are you sensing sarcasm?) Before women make any plans we check with the man in our life to see if anything else is scheduled for that day. Then we plan it down to the last detail, what we will eat, drink and wear depending on the weather. Oh and what time will we leave and come back. Before men make any plans they check with themselves. Yep, this is going to work out just fine. I can take this guy I sort of know who isnt really even a friend all the way to Pensacola on Saturday to pick up a truck. I have no idea what we will eat or wear, nor do I care, but Im sure somewhere during the day we will drink a couple of beers. Ladies, all we can do at this point is laugh. My daughter often says next time around she wants to come back as a man. The only thing they have to worry about is showing up. I say but look how much youd be missing all that cooking, cleaning, planning, packing and worrying. What would you do with all that free time? I also note very smugly that we 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. OUR VOICE LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY W hen former Mayor Fred Ward first suggested rewriting a city ordinance allowing property owners or those individuals who owned businesses for three or more years owners the opportunity to serve on the city's Planning Commission, it was an idea I agreed with and supported. It might be one of the few times I agreed with then-Mayor Ward. In years past, the City Council struggled with obtaining enough applicants willing to serve on an advisory board with no compensation. In the past year, Ward floated the idea to expand the applicant pool. It received kudos and the backing of his counterparts on the City Council. Recently, elected officials found themselves in a quandary, a positive one at that: too many applicants for a limited amount of seats on both the Historic Board and the Planning Commission. However, one citizen disagreed with allowing non-voting residents, namely business owners, the chance to help shape the future of Dunnellon, even in an advisory role. I couldn't help but chuckle at that notion. Business owners are a vital cog in town. Personally, I dont believe the City Council seems enough input from those who own the many mom and pop shops in town. First, owning a business for more than three years in this sour economy is a sign those folks are doing something right and have enough of a business acumen to weather the storm. Second, why wouldnt we want folks who can run a successful business offering input in a town theyve taken the time to invest their future in? Makes sense to me. Theyve banked their future on a town, with the hopes officials will guide in the right direction, to have a successful, longtime business. Where many towns are seeing so many of their mom and pop shops shuttering their doors, here in Dunnellon we are blessed not only to see so many continuing to turn the key to their businesses every morning and putting up Open for Business sign, instead of a placard stating, CLOSED. Third, business owners are taxpayers in their own right. While they might own property directly, they are contributing to the tax base, through both property taxes as well as sales taxes. I'd be willing to venture that business and non-residential property owners pay more than the lions share of property taxes in town. To simply discount business owners or non-resident property owners because they cannot vote is a detriment to helping shape the future of Dunnellon and would be a crime. There are many business owners in town who care about the direction city officials are guiding us; not only voters, but the folks whose livelihoods depend on future directions leaders plan on taking us. This is not just essential, its critical. Frankly, we should be asking for more input from our business owners. We arent afraid to ask for more taxes from them, so why not ask for their ideas, their visions, their goals? They might just surprise us with their intelligence and their ideas. In the end, it might save us money on our taxes. It could have saved us from red-light cameras had we listened to them more than two years ago when they said it was bad for business. I guess these non-voters werent too far off in their thinking then, huh? Input from business owners on planning commission has merit All the money in the world I f the Marion County Commission follows through with its tentative plan to take a larger slice of the pie from gas tax revenues, it not only puts the city of Dunnellon in a financial bind, it will affect four cities countywide. Honestly, is it hardly surprising county officials are even considering the plan. With the housing bubble crash years ago, the lack of job opportunities countywide and no foreseeable improvement in the economy in the near future, an additional $2 million in revenue makes officials salivate like starving people with filet mignon and lobster tail sitting in front of them. Its too good to be true and too hard to pass up. The lost revenue signals part of larger problems for the city of Dunnellon itself, with more to come. This isnt new news, nor is it shocking. First, officials years ago failed to capitalize on plans to shape Dunnellon into an ecotourism community. Plans had been set in motion which naysayers and other critics made sure wouldnt come to fruition. Case in point, the KP Hole. Imagine if city officials had moved forward years ago with plans to embrace the hoards of tubers taking to the Rainbow River. In the past year alone, more than 80,000 people opted for a lazy float down the river. Now, while all of them most likely didnt enter through the KP Hole, many of them probably did. At five bucks a head, the math is simple. Thats more than $400,000 in potential revenue the city is missing out on. Add in the potential revenues we could have generated if those folks had a place to stay, ate in local diners and purchased other wares from other businesses, you likely see the bigger picture. The next problem looming over the horizon is the situation at Progress-Duke Energy. The company has already stiffed Citrus County a portion of its taxes, leaving officials there scrambling to fill the deficit if the company doesnt pay the remainder of its bill. How does that affect the city of Dunnellon, local residents and businesses? Easy. Quite easy, in fact, and if city officials are paying close attention, they should be nervous, very nervous. The nuclear plant will See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See VOICE page 6

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ball or sell itself to China or try to find some rich guy that is looking for a tax write off? Dunnellon needs businesses and residents, but the available population is aging and the kids dont want to live here and Dunnellon doesnt want to open itself to major businesses, so whats it going to do? Surprisingly, there are some choices that are right at hand. Right now ecotourism is very popular and we already have the most important part of this business right here land, trees and water, so whats Dunnellon waiting for? We already have a few businesses that are heading in the right direction. Those are our kayak and bicycle shops. We just need to improve on this. We need shops that will cater to all those folks that are interested in ecotourism and want to travel around the area. Those folks are interested in our local flora and fauna need a place to buy supplies. If the horse trails are opened, then those folks need supplies too. Water sport supplies and golf carts need to be rented and dont forget lodgings. The money is there to be made and there is no need for mega malls or giant subdivisions, just short pants, bug spray and binoculars. Lets open up Blue Run Park so that more folks can enjoy it. Mow a few trails through it and throw in some picnic table, trash cans and a few more porta-potties and the folks will come. We cant let the town tie and we cant lay a large debt on the citizens, just because a handful of people complain. Dunnellon is on the brink and somethings got to give. It also bothers me that Dunnellons housing is getting more and more sparse. It isnt enough that Dunnellon isnt attracting potential homebuyers, but with the sad looking buildings through town and the tearing down of many of the older places, its just not an appealing place. I understand that many of these empty home lots have issues, debts and liens imposed by the city itself. Why cant the city trade these debts and liens for the land then donate these lots to our veterans. It has been estimated that there are more than 65,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. and many more to come when the wars in the Middle East draw down. Every day, a young veteran commits suicide because of the hopeless and abandoned feeling he has when he returns to an apathetic nation. Parents that saw a strong and whole person leave their homes are now the permanent caretakers of a broken and needy veteran child and children have had to cut their childhood short to take care of a disabled mommy or daddy. These folks need help and somewhere out there is a realtor, lawyer or official that can figure out a way to help these veterans get a free plot of land to build or have a home built. There are many homebuilding organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Project Patriot that can build accessible homes for our returning veterans, but they need land. We need to show all our veterans we appreciate what they have gone through. Not since World War II have veterans had a major show of appreciation, and this is wrong. The government may have called the wars police actions or whatever, but a wound is a wound, imprisonment is imprisonment, and although some of the scars may fade, they really never go away. We need to thank all those folks who go in the direction most of us run from. Many folks dont have soldiers or emergency responders in their families, but many, such as mine, have several, and we all know that the sound of a closing door behind that special someone may be the saddest sound well hear. May God bless those people closing that door. A.C. RosierDunnellon Solution could be a win-win for everyoneFor the past year, I have read the numerous letters to the editor about the conflict between the city of Dunnellon and the residents of Rainbow Springs. As I am a resident of Rainbow Springs, I certainly agree with the actions the Rainbow Springs residents have taken and I have supported the Rainbow Springs Defense Fund with my donations and the boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. I feel strongly that the boycott is my only method to display my disdain for the outrageous water rates imposed by the city of Dunnellon. I also detest lawsuits, but sometimes they are necessary. With that said, I still have a desire to find an alternative for my Internet access and telephone service, and Greenlight appears to be a good alternative. I would even be willing to try the Greenlight cable television service if the price is competitive (to Dish and DirectTV). The only roadblock is the refusal of the city of Dunnellon to bring the water rates back or at least close to the 2011 levels. My gut feeling is that many other residents of Rainbow Springs feel the same and would be willing to try Greenlight services if the city backs off on the current water rate structure. It would be interesting to know the number of Rainbow Springs residents who agree with me. Perhaps the Riverland News could conduct a poll on its website? The city should have input to the content poll to obtain sufficient information for a financial analysis. The poll could be advertised in the Rainbow Springs Villager or any other communication vehicle within the Rainbow Springs community. The results would be an indicator of the number of additional customers that Greenlight could acquire. The city of Dunnellon could then analyze the numbers to determine potential revenue and decide if backing off on the water Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 5 SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! 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meet with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the coming months to renew its nuclear license. However, to obtain its license renewal, a nuclear plant must be operational. Last we checked, the nuclear plant was nowhere close to operational, which if based on those two facts, company officials will not receive a license to operate a nuclear power facility. That could signal the end of the nuclear facility, along with hundreds of jobs, meaning many in the area would be forced to pull up stakes and seek employment elsewhere. More youths, especially ones enrolled at Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, would have to move elsewhere for job opportunities. This translates into more homes for sale, fewer job opportunities in otherwise jobdepleted market and more youths being forced to leave the area for opportunities. It also means: higher taxes because of more unoccupied homes, higher energy costs and loss of potential revenue for area businesses. Florida has been losing out on potential retirees for years now, endured a exodus of its younger population because of job opportunities when the housing bubble burst, so expecting those houses to sell quickly is not likely to happen. Unless Dunnellon leaders and its citizens band together to develop a strategy to develop a long-lasting economic engine, well have more to worry about than redlight cameras, utility buyouts and the sustainability of Greenlight Communica tions. know for sure, without any doubt, that God made man first. Then he realized he left out a few parts and so he created the much improved version called woman. I hope nobody is taking me too seriously here. Russell and I must be doing something right though because this week we celebrate our 21st anniversary. I have no doubt that I couldnt accomplish all that I do without this man in my life, nor would I want too. So I will take him with all his shortcomings and he will take me with all of mine. We will push, pull, gripe, yell, compromise and make it work. Whoever said marriage doesnt take hard work either wasnt married or just didnt care enough to put forth the effort. Besides, we got each other broken in now and who would ever want to start over. So Happy Anniversary to the man who doesnt listen to me, leaves wet towels on the bed, aggravates me, especially when Im tired, uses way too many expensive paper towels at each pull, never puts the toilet seat down, can watch episodes of Pawn Stars all day long, never changes the toilet paper roll, wakes up grouchy and wont walk the dog even though shes his dog. Honey, I wouldnt trade you for all the money in the world. rates would be an economic benefit to the city. At the least, the city will understand the lost revenue to Greenlight Communication caused by the water rates imposed. And, most importantly, if the city determines that the increased revenue generated by additional Greenlight customers allows the water rates to be reduced to acceptable levels close to the 2011 rates we all win and all the bickering and lawsuits can cease. Steve Block Rainbow Springs Teens for Jeans drive now under wayI was browsing through a list of scholarship opportunities through my Fastweb account and noticed a program that not only benefitted me, but also my school, and homeless teens across America. Teens for Jeans is a program sponsored by Aeropostale and dosomething.org. I read there are 1.7 million homeless teenagers in America, or one out of every three homeless people are under the age of 18, and jeans are the most requested item by homeless teens. After these facts, I immediately signed up to take action. Beginning Jan. 16, there will be a jean drive to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. You can bring your clean, used jeans of any size to one of the two drop box locations the front of the administration building at Dunnellon High School or Badcock & More on Pennsylvania Avenue in Dunnellon. By bringing in your jeans, youre helping a homeless teen in our country, and giving Dunnellon High a chance at a $10,000 grant, a schoolwide pizza party, and Aeropostale hoodies for the entire school. I hope to see your jeans there! Thank you for your support. Rachel Horne Dunnellon JE RS EY cont i n u e d f ro m p a g e 4 LETTE RS cont i n u e d f ro m p a g e 5 VOICE cont i n u e d f ro m p a g e 4 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DRP7 Dunnellon The NEW 000DNKZ All You Can Eat Buffet (Over 20 items) Only $ 7.99 Seniors $ 6.75 Kids $ 3.99 Bring ad for FREE DRINK with buffet purchase 000DR9E Congratulations CLEANMASTER 25 Years in Business Tile & Grout Cleaning Pet Odors Gone! 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Community Chorale to have rehearsalsThe Dunnellon Community Chorale will have a rehearsal at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. After a successful holiday season concert, the Community Chorale will prepare for its Spring concert. Singers familiar with singing choral music are invited to join the Chorale. For more information, contact Jeff Welch at 489-2682 or email pastorjeffdpc@ bellsouth.net. Magician to perform at local churchBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, worldrenowned magician, will perform his magic show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews. Ticket prices are $3 for children, 12 and younger; adults, $5. To purchase tickets, call 352-598-6272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.Church to host spaghetti dinnerThe annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Friendship Hall of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40. There will be two seatings at 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are available in advance for a donation of $6; children 10 and younger are $3. Adult tickets at the door will be $7. There will be a limited number of tickets for each seating, so get yours in advance. For more information or for advance tickets, call the church office at 489-4026. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for UMW Mission projects. Church to host third Saturday SupperCommunity Congregational Christian Church will host its third Saturday Super from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adults are $10; children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Take out is available. Community Congregational Christian Church is at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. For information, call 489-1260. I am not superstitious knock on wood but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did, I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights en route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cashout counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of Rev. James Snyder Puzzle answers on Page 3 Drama team kicks off new season Heirborne Drama Team member Sara Host, seated, finds herself caught in the middle of Borderland described as the place between where I am and where God wants me to be. Also pictured, from left, are: Lauren Lofley, Brandon Watkins, Scott Jacobson, Sem Gerestant, Amber Arnitz, Ashley Roth. The Heirborne Drama Team will begin its new season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. This team of high school students presents an hour-long message using sign language, mime and interpretive movement set to contemporary Christian music. Escaping Borderland is this years program and is based on the book Your God is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan. These seven students attend area high schools. This presentation begins a traveling season for the team in and around Citrus County. For more information or how to bring Heirborne to your youth event or church, call Jackie Dalrymple at 352-422-5916. Special to the Riverland News As my luck would have it OUT TO PASTOR See PASTOR page 8 CHURCH BRIEFS Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 7 000DS2R Community Builders, Inc. #CGC1504854 / RP252554757 / CRC1328766 & Insured HOMES POOLS GARAGES Your Wife Is HOT! Get Her a Pool! 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me got the last one. Wheres my gun when I need it? I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. My week went like this: All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens, please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email james snyder2@att.net. Maureen Elizabeth Jokinen, 85Maureen Elizabeth (Adams) Jokinen, 85, of Dunnellon, died Jan. 9, 2013. She was born in New Milford, Conn., May 18, 1927, the oldest of eight children. Survivors include four daughters, Carol and husband Bob Sherman, The Villages, Diane Keaton, Alachua, Linda OLeary Manchester, N.H., Elaine Brawner, Dunnellon; son, Michael and wife Lori Jokinen of Dunnellon. Family and friends may call at Beyers Funeral Home Lady Lake Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 8:30 a.m. Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at St. Timothy Church, Lady Lake with Father Gerry Shovelton, Celebrant. Graveside services will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with full Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #347.CWO4 James E. Bridges Jr., 66 After a courageous five and a half year battle with cancer, James E. Bridges Jr., 66, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Jan. 12, 2013. He was born to James E. Bridges Sr. and Vera Mae Clemons Bridges at the family homestead in Raiford, Fla., Aug. 15, 1946. Jim served 30 proud years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1996. He then went on to work for the South Florida Water Management District as professional supervisor of pump stations and retired in 2007. Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Penny; three beloved children, James Aaron Bridges (Heather), James E. Trey Bridges III and Marina L. Bridges Cravey (Aaron); grandchildren, Kyler, Travis and Aislin; father, James E. Bridges Sr. Jims family was his passion and he was always there to support them in all their endeavors. He was full of smiles and had the gift of laughter. Jim will live on through the many lives he touched. On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, there will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, visitation will begin at 10 a.m., and a service will be from 11 a.m., to noon. A ceremony with full military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell from 1:30 to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation (Moffitt.org) or Hospice of Marion County, Inc. (hospiceofmarion.com). Thomas H. Evans, 26Thomas H. Evans, 26, passed away Jan. 10, 2013. Visitation is Thursday at Faupel Funeral Home 5 to 8 p.m. Service is Saturday at 11 a.m., at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Dunnellon. OBITUARIES 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. Church to host Chinese auction The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Father Stegeman Hall, at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. Drawings for the items will begin at 1 p.m. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. For more information, call Pat at 489-1984.Church to host Sunday Afternoon Musicale First Congregational United Church of Christ will host the Sunday Afternoon Musicale at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at its church at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing and dance. Admission is free; however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Soup-a-thon slated for Ash WednesdayThe Legacy League of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Soup-a-thon at 1 p.m. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the church, near the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. The Soup-a-thon will feature more than 30 kinds of meatless soups, served with crackers or homemade bread. Coffee, tea, lemonade and brownies are all included in the $5 cost. Diners will get to vote on their favorite soup. Prizes will be awarded to the cooks of the top three favorite soups. Tickets may be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church office or at the door. Tickets purchased prior to the event will use the express lane when entering the church hall. Church to host fashion show Feb. 16Community Congregational Christian Church will host a Fashion Show from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call the church office at 4891260. Church to host concert featuring Big BandThe Southern Express, an 18-piece Big Band, will perform at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Tickets, which are $10 each, are available at the church office, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, or call the office at 352-237-3035) or Dave at 352-867-7967. CHURCH BRIEFS PASTOR continued from page 7 James E. Bridges Jr. Maureen Jokinen 8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DOY1 Welcomes our newest stylists Mirladys Anthony Barber Work Available Fusion Hair Studio Open Tuesday thru Friday and Every Other Saturday Appointments Preferred Walk-ins Welcome 11995 S. Ohio St. Dunnellon (352) 489-3202 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 000DKHB 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 C h i n a H o u s e C h i n a H o u s e China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000DP2L 11352 N. 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 ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY 000DONN 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs 10% Off Everything In Store Including Grooming Services (Does Not Include Food) Deshedding Skin & Ear Infections State-Of-The-Art Grooming All Natural Pet Foods Voted Best Grooming in T own 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000CHQO 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. First Congregational United Church of Christ 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 000DKHM 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 000DNVW The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (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 000DNVM 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 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 000DKHD GATHERINGS A 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 000DNMR

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000DNLP Cole Fagan, wrestling The sophomore grappler, in his second season, posted an 11-2 record in the past week of competition. Fagan, the son of Kevin Fagan, went 3-0 at the Tigers home quad meet Jan. 9, and posted an 8-2 record Jan. 11 and 12 at the Nature Coast Tournament. Brianna Bowman, Competitive Cheer Bowman has recently attempted flying for the squad for the first time. She has been exceptionally brave, and ready to try new stunts, Dunnellon coach Suzanne Wallace said. Although she is new to this position, she is eager to learn, and puts forth consistently positive effort. Brianna Bowman Cole Fagan DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS R IVERLAND SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 9 Little League sign-ups under wayDunnellon Little League will have player registration from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 18, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25 as well as from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Dunnellon Little League Sports Complex. Try-outs will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dunnellon Little League Sports Complex. Major Division Baseball and Softball will be from 9 a.m. to noon; Minor Division Baseball and Softball will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Alternate try-outs will be Feb. 2. Farm League try-outs will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. For more information, visit www.eteamz. com/dlln. Golf course starts new leagueRainbows End Golf Club has started a Thursday afternoon 9hole Scramble League. The league, open to the public, tees off at 3 p.m. Golfers are paired into A, B, C, and D groups to make up foursomes. Cost is $17 for nonmembers and $10 for members, which includes fees, cart, closest to hole prize and winners payout. Dinner is available afterward at a cost of $7.50 per person. For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at 489-4566. 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 1Mile 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. For more information or to register, visit drcsports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-8614502. UW to host annual St. Paddys Day 5KUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program will host a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11, and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. SPORTS BRIEFS Lady Tiger hoopsters roll to four straight win The Dunnellon High School girls basketball team continues its march toward the postseason with plenty of momentum. The Lady Tigers won their fourth straight and seventh consecutive district game with a resounding 59-24 victory Monday night at Hernando. Freshman Tyra Thomas led Dunnellon with 15 points, while senior Tanika Jackson added 13 points, four assists and three steals. The Lady Tigers also received strong contributions from Devin Bergdoll, who had 11 points, and Sierra Oliver who had 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. Dunnellon has won four of its past fives games. All four victories have come in critical District 5A-7 matchups in which the Lady Tigers have improved to 12-9 overall and 7-2 in District 5A-7, leaving them in first place, ahead of Crystal River (42) and Tavares (5-3). Dunnellon has one district contest remaining, a matchup at Nature Coast Technical at 7:30 p.m. today. On Friday night, Dunnellon recorded a 53-45 victory against Dunnellon in first place in district JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Ready to roam JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News file photoDunnellon standout Connor Wentz dives into the end zone against Lecanto during the Tigers preseason classic against the Panthers. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Wentz gave a verbal committment to North Dakota State University where hell play H-Back for the Bison, who have won the past two FBS National Championships. Wentz signs with North Dakota St. Connor Wentz might soon be catching passes from his cousin like the days of old when the two would play football at family gatherings. Thats because the senior standout recently gave North Dakota State University his verbal commitment to play for the Bison starting in the fall. Wentzs cousin, Carson, is a redshirt freshman for NDSU, which just won its second consecutive FCS National Championship this past season. The FBS was formally considered the NCAA Division I-AA, until NCAA officials realigned the divisions several years ago. In the past three seasons, the Bison have gone 37-6. Overall, the program has won 10 national titles, including the past two. Its exciting, said Wentz, who said hell likely play an H-Back position for the Bison. The HBack position is a hybrid role of sorts in which Wentz will line-up as a tight end, full back or slot receiver. They have a really big tradition up there, a very storied tradition. Because they dont have any professional teams in North Dakota, they have a very big following. Its a big program. Im looking forward to the challenge and being a part of the team. During his storied career with the Tigers, Wentz was pivotal two-way threat on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-3, 240-pond senior caught 14 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown this past year, while rushing for 27 yards on nine carries. For his career, Wentz had 48 receptions for 478 yards and nine TDs. The Bison expect a large contingency of players back from their back-to-back championship team, Wentz said. He noted NDSU will lose just eight seniors from its roster. He knows playing time might be tough to come by his freshman campaign, but hes prepared for it. Redshirting might be best, he said, explaining hed gain an extra year of eligibility. Itll give me the time to adjust to college, learn how to manage my time better and become a better player. It would be nice to be on the sidelines, but Im willing to do what it takes to help the team out. Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley praised Wentzs decsions. What a great opportunity for Connor, Beasley said about Wentz, who has a 4.65 weighted grade point average. He will be joining a team that is coming off back-to-back FCS National Championships. He is one of the most physical and relentless players we have had here over the past eight years. He is right up there with the Lerentee McCray, Terrence Brooks, Bubba Black and some of the other great players we have had the opportunity to work with. The guy is a football player and I wish I could coach him four more years. The kid just gets it. I hate to see him go so far away from Dunnellon, but these are opportunities you just cant pass up. Wentz, who is also a standout baseball player, hasnt made the decision if we wants to continue his baseball career with the Bisons. Id like to, but its a lot of time committment, so Ill have to see how everything goes. Id like to play, but perhaps if it was a the (designated hitter. Tigers earn nods in All-Star contest Washington, Wentz to play in Border Wars Its not quite Georgia vs. Florida. OK, it is, but perhaps not on the same level as the two SEC powers when they collide in Jacksonville as part of the Worlds Greatest Cocktail Party. But Border Wars, Georgia vs. Florida, an all-star game pitting some of the best prep players from Southern Georgia and Northern Florida might be a close second. For the second straight year, Dunnellon High School will be represented in the high school all-star game; however, not only did the Tigers land one representative for this years contest, they landed two. Both Connor Wentz and Dana Washington earned Boys soccer ends winless streak Junior Austin Ryan powered the Dunnellon High School boys soccer team to its first win of the season, a 2-1 victory Jan. 7 against The Villages. Ryan scored both goals for the Tigers, ending a year-and-half winless streak for the program, according to coach Hans Vreibal. The team played again Friday, Jan. 11, for a rescheduled game against North Marion. In the heat of the action, three Tigers, Joseph Fernandez, Jesse Wallace and Tyler Wilder, ended the night with injuries all relating to the ankle as Dunnellon fell 3-0 against the Colts. The boys team begins district play next week. Girls team ties The Villages, 2-2The Dunnellon Girls soccer had six games in the past week and a half to end the regular season. After returning from winter break, the Lady Tigers had two games against Belleview and West Port on Jan. 3 and 4, respectively. The first game against Belleview ended with a 9-1 mercy-rule loss. Elizabeth Wright scored Dunnellons lone goal with an assist by Alysha Johnson. The Lady Tigers lost 4-1 to West Port. Four matches were played the week of Jan. 7, one of which concluded with a tie and the others losses. On Jan. 10, Senior night, against The Villages, the Lady Tigers earned a 2-all draw. Both Paige Volker and Johnson scored off of penalty kicks. The girls traveled to Belleview this week to compete in the district playoffs. 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 6 to 12 year-olds. 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 3-5. To register for the league, visit www.ymcasuncoast.org and download the form on the Citrus County page or call 352-637-0132. SPORTS BRIEFS JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ALL-STAR page 10 See HOOPSTERS page 10 Dana Washington

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coveted spots in the contest. Kick off is slated for 2 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, Ga. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 each. Wentz burst onto the scene as a freshman, earning playing time at the varsity level. His level of play excelled each season, earning him praise from his coaches as well as numerous accolades throughout his prep career. Im really excited about the opportunity to play against the caliber of talent in the game, Wentz said. Its a big deal to play with and against some of these guys who are going onto the college level to play. Wentz said hes honored he and Washington were chosen this season. I remember when A.J. (Basso) was picked last year, he said. He was pretty excited. Now I know what he felt. Its certainly something I wasnt expecting, but Im going to go out there and give it my all. Washington spent three of his four years in the Tigers program. The standout defensive end played for West Port High School his junior season before making his way back into the Tigers fold for his senior campaign, which was highly impressive. It feels good, the 6foot-1, 245-pound Washington said of earning a spot on Team Florida. I worked hard all year. I feel like I deserve to play in it, but I certainly wasnt expecting it. It feels really good to be picked, its even better that Connor is going, too. Washington likened the upcoming experience of playing with some of the Sunshine States best players against some of the best in Georgia to that of the Florida vs. Georgia contest. Its going to give me a college experience playing with a lot of different players, said Washington, who led the Tigers with 10.5 sacks and recorded 73 tackles this past season. Thats unique. It kind of reminds of the Florida-Georgia. Its a big game with a lot of talented players. Washington knows playing time will be limited because of the sizable roster, but hes hoping to make a lasting impression. He said hes hopeful of making three to four tackles along with one or two sacks. Thatll be good, said this years team co-defensive MVP. Its going to be tough, because I know theres going to be a lot of players rotating in and out of the game. But Im looking forward to it. Washington said hes getting some offers from colleges, especially the likes of North Carolina A&T, but admitted he has to retake the ACT in February, which will slow down his college application process during the signing period. I just want to get my education and be able to play football, he explained. Eustis at home with Jackson leading the way. The senior guard had 25 points with Oliver adding 13 points. Freshmen Tyra Thomas chipped in five points to help the Lady Tigers edge Eustis. She played another solid game, Dunnellon coach Tony Maldonado said about Jackson. Sierra has been very good from behind the arc since hitting a pivotal 3-point shot in the victory against Crystal River. I think (Eustis) is a dangerous team and we will have to be ready for them if we cross paths at districts. On Thursday, Dunnellon knocked off the Lady Bulldogs, 42-32, to break a three-way tie for first place, which the Lady Tigers had previously shared with Tavares and Crystal River. Dunnellons defense keyed the critical victory, as the Lady Tigers rallied from a 19-18 half-time deficit, holding the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the third quarter to take a 31-19 lead entering the final period. Both teams scored 13 points apiece in the fourth quarter. Tanika Jackson, fresh off scoring a schoolrecord 43 points against Crystal River, paced Dunnellon with a game-high 21 points. She was 6-of-17 from the field and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. She also had a team-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore Sierra Oliver added nine points and eight rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who shot 82 percent from the field against Tavares. Along with its final district contest, Dunnellon played Wednesday at Vanguard. The Lady Tigers also have match ups remaining against Trinity Catholic (Jan. 21), Forest (Jan. 22) and Lake Weir (Jan. 24) to close out the regular season. I am very pleased with the team right now, Maldonado said. They are playing good basketball; however, I am still looking for a complete game from tip to buzzer. The games coming up will test our character and see if we can step up to the plate when everyone in our district wants to knock us down. 10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DQUK My New Old Chair Upholstery & Design Showroom 352-465-2225 Heidy Conde Quality Upholstery Custom Window Treatments & Home Decor Design & Color Consultation Vintage & Antique Furniture Florals & Accessories Blinds & Shutters We Also Do RVs, Boats & Outdoor Furniture 20625 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34431 000DOOX 0117-RLN PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE CHANGE HEARING TO CONSIDER ORDINANCE #ORD2012-07 LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE AMENDMENT #CPA2012-03 ORDINANCE #ORD2012-07, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO UPDATE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Ordinance #ORD2012-07, proposed amendment to the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan. This public hearing will be held at the following time and location: Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 January 28, 2013 5:30 p.m. The proposed Ordinance/Comprehensive Plan Amendment may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8am-4pm weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. Copies of this Ordinance are available free of charge at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City Council for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000DQHB 000DOP0 The Friends Of The Dunnellon Public Library Presents Shari Blissett-Clark Shari Blissett-Clark sits on the board of Bat Belfrys, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. She serves on the boards of the Florida Native Plant Society and Brevard Botanical Garden. Shari, a child of a globetrotting military family moved to Florida in 1984. She became interested in bats when while sailing, she whipped the cover off the mainsail of her boat and was startled by bats bursting out of the sail causing Shari to leap into Matanzas Bay! After the paramedics left, Shari did some soul searching and decided to find out more about bats. She joined the Bat Conservation Internationals bat house researcher program to quickly learn that her fear of bats was based on myth and misconception...not facts. Shari discovered her passion for these fascinating little mammals and has been a bat advocate ever since. This program discusses bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. It is a 1 hour program including Q&A Free To The Public Program Saturday January 19th -10:30am Library Meeting Room 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 (352) 438-2520 000DRVS 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. In county only. Expires 12/13/13. Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone#: Email: payment enclosed bill me Clip, complete and mail to: STOP! No need to kiss frogs for an unbelievable deal... not when you can get an entire year of the Riverland News for... JUST $25 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE., DUNNELLON, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com Golfer records hole-in-one Special to the Riverland NewsDon Godwin aced the ninth hole at Monday at Rainbows End Golf Club. Godwin recorded his hole-in-one using a 23-degree hybrid club on the 148-yard, par 3 hole. Witnesses were Frank Ross, Tom Leahy and Bonnie Leahy. HOOPSTERS continued from page 9 ALL-STAR continued from page 9

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 11 Police: Woman, 52, charged with disorderly intoxication A 52-year-old Dunnellon woman faces a charge of disorderly intoxication, a Dunnellon Police Department stated. According to the report, Dawn M. Metzler was charged with disorderly intoxication Friday night after the woman was seen causing a disturbance at Dragon Warrior Martial Arts at 11817 Illinois St. Officer Shane Yox noted in his report that Metlzer was told to remain where she was while officers spoke with Carlos and Sywia Gonzalez, the owners of the business, and the victims. According to the report, the Gonzalezes told authorities Metzler was screaming and telling them she was going to hit them. They also told law enforcement officials Metzler yelled profanities several times at them and three students. The Gonzalezes told Metzler they were going to call law enforcement at which time she told them, go back to Cuba. The report stated Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Scott Houts arrived at the scene to assist Yox. While speaking with Metzler, she entered her residence. She then answered her door, the report stated, and told authorities she would not answer any questions. Officers could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath and body. Additionally, Metzler had slurred speech and trouble maintaining her balance. According to the report, Metzler was charged with disorderly intoxication and transported to the Marion County Jail without incident. Her bond was set at $500. Authorities, in their report, noted officers had responded to a similar incident involving Metzler earlier in the night. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellon Garden Club to meet Jan. 17The Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Dunnellon Womans Club at 11756 Cedar St. Tim Crawford of Forest Grove Palms will be the guest speaker and he will discuss succulent plants, which are cold hardy. After the speakers talk, there will be a buffet and general meeting, which members will discuss the approaching annual Fashion Show, slated for Feb. 9 at First United Methodist Church. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Pam Ricker at 4893545. CEE meeting slated Jan. 17Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Williston Community Center. The public is invited. The primary agenda item is the Move to Amend coalition movement that seeks to amend the U.S. Constitution to: negate the concept of artificial entities (including corporations, unions, PACs and non-profits) as persons, and make it clear that spending money in elections is not free speech, thus ending the ability of individuals to buy our political process. Other items on the agenda include: the Water and Land Use Florida Legacy Amendment, voter registration for 2014 election and saving the USPS. For more information, email citizensengaged2012@gmail.com or call 352-465-4862. Conservation district to host tree give away Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will host its third annual Native Tree Give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day. Marion SWCD will give away more than 1,500 trees, which include Longleaf Pine, Red Maple, Dogwood, Live Oak, Common Persimmon, Chickasaw Plum, and Riverbirch. Trees, available on a first come, first serve basis, will be given away starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the McPherson Government Complex Field. Experts will be available onsite to consult about proper planting techniques as well as about how and what trees to plant to attract wildlife. Related agencies and local business may also be present to assist in answering any questions you may have. For more information, call the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District office at 352-6223971, Option 3. RS Garden Club to meet Jan. 24The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Debe Johns, herb grower, will give a presentation about herb culture. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the Plant of the Month door prize drawings. 50-25-25 tickets will be sold and refreshments will be available for a small donation. Annual membership (September through May) is $10. Guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680.Registered Nurse Retired (RNR) meeting slated The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Inverness Golf & Country club. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11. Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart & Vascular Center will be the guest speaker. The charity of the month will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 23, by calling Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677. Friends of the Library to host one-day saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a oneday sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Books, both hardcover and paperback, will be 50 cents each. A bag of books will be $2. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520. Garden club to host annual Fashion ShowThe Dunnellon Garden Club will present its 17th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The show will feature fashions from The Cotton Club of Crystal River. Door prizes, a Chinese Auction featuring beautiful gift baskets and a 50/25/25 drawing will be offered. Proceeds from the Fashion Show will help fund the Dunnellon Garden Clubs Forever Scholarship Fund at Central Florida College, as well as assist other charities in the community. For tickets and information, call Sandy Robinson at 489-2785.Horses for Hospice Trail Ride slatedHospice of Marion County will host its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend two to three hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch, live entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Dawn Metzler A night to celebrate community acheivements ABOVE: Post Commander John Taylor, left, and Sam Scott, chat with Scotts wife, Linda, during the social hour Saturday night at the annual Chamber of Commerce Installation/Awards Dinner at the Rainbow River Club. Mayor Nathan Whitt, left, chats with Kal LEFT: Patel and Tapan Vora, the owner of Dunnellon Pharamcy. For more pictures, see next Thursdays paper.Photos by JEFF BRYAN Riverland News City Council fills board vacancies The Dunnellon City Council filled voids Monday night on the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission, and unlike in past years, officials had more candidates to choose from, making the choices tougher. Overall, a total of 12 candidates six for the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission submitted paperwork to fill the current voids, which serve as advisory positions to the City Council. The Council approved the following appointments to the Historic Preservation Board: Linda Fernandez as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. Her term will expire Jan. 14, 2016. Fernandez recently serving a partial term and was eligible for full term. Dane Myers as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. His term will expire Feb. 13, 2016. Doris Magursky as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. Her term will expire Jan. 9, 2015. She is filling the unexpired seat previously held by Jeani Cowan. The Council selected Norm Lambert and Viola Soffe as alternates. Lambert is the first alternate, while Soffe is the second alternate. Her term is slated to expire in February. The Council approved the following appointments to the Planning Commission Board: Wilber Vanwyck as a regular member of the effective Jan. 14, with his term to expire Jan. 14, 2016. Paul Cowan as a regular member of the Planning Commission, to complete the remainder of David Lewis unexpired term effective Jan. 14 with the position to expire Feb. 13, 2015. The Council selected Tracy Fero and Cathy Vitone as the first and second alternates, respectively. In other action, the Council: Approved a purchase request for $10,500 with Hometown Auto Mart for a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab Truck to be used as a service vehicle for a technician with Greenlight Communications. Approved a purchase request for $35,521 with Tyler Technologies for financial software services, hardware, consulting, installation and training. Approved a purchase request for $24,468.75 with Sunstate Meter & Supply for additional radio read meters as part of the citys continuing conversion of water meters to radio read meters. Approved a bid for $8,470.14 with the PS Group for engineering services for Rolling Acres as part of the expansion of Greenlight Communications. Approved a bid for $30,000 with C&B Cable for drop installations in Rolling Acres. An original request was made for $20,000 on Sept. 24, 2012; however, officials asked for an increase of $7,768 Nov. 13, 2012. This amount will complete will allow workers to complete the build out. Approved a bid for $90,235.50 with C&B Cable for drop installations in Rolling Ranch Estates. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News always be my babe. After Baker spoke to a crowd of more than 150, she went to Lays casket, leaned in and spoke a few words before giving him one final kiss before he was later laid to rest at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. Lays grandfather, Charles Jefferson, spoke about his grandsons impact on others. My gosh, he touched so many lives, Jefferson said, fighting back tears during his remarks. He wanted us to feel good, so I know he wants you all to feel good today. Dont ever forget him. Thank the Lord for his time being here. Robert Lay, his father, spoke about the bond he shared with his son, but admitted he was remiss in not being there more for either Kyle or Demetri. Kyle was an amazing boy, I appreciated every moment with him, he said. Unable to fight back his tears, Robert Lay, broke down as he thanked those who had been a part of Kyles life. He was loved by each and every person in here, he said. Thank you for being a part of my sons life. After speaking about Kyle, he told Demetri, if he needed him, he would be there for him, If you want me, Ill be here for you, he said as they shared a long embrace afterward. Upon sharing a hug with his father, Demetri spoke about his brother. He was a good brother, a good son, a good friend, he said. Demetri recalled how his brother would always wear his boots with the jeans tucked in. He always, always did that, he recalled. It never did make sense to me, but I guess that was his style, and he would have been lost without his cell phone. I can remember the times when Id see the glow from it and him pacing back-and-forth in the yard. He always had it with him. Demetri thanked all of those for their support the past week and for their bond with Kyle. You all meant so much to him, he said. I know he was loved by so many in this room. Toward the end of the funeral, a representative from the Marion County Sheriffs Office pinned an honorary badge on Kyle, because of his desire to one day pursue a career in law enforcement. Upon graduation, Kyle had hope to join the U.S. Army and be in the military police. Then Sgt. Kevin Gunter, an instructor in Dunnellon Highs Junior Air Force ROTC group, pinned Kyles rank on. After remarks from Kyles pastor, family members said their last goodbyes to Kyle as he was laid to rest at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Jan. 8 Winners: 1. B. Quigley,, 4,810; 2. J. Bozak, 4,760; 3. B. Barnes, 4,350; 4. R. Fitterman, 4,290. Slams: J. Bozak and R. Davis, 6 spades, doubled and made. Results from Dec. 18: Winners: 1. W. Hannington, 4,900; 2. B. Barnes, 4,560; 3. M. Morales, 4050; 4. T. Vasey, 3,400. No slams. BRIDGE SCORES FA R E W ELL continued from page 1

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES f youre looking for delicious ways to bring more nutrition to the family table, its hard to beat broccoli. Broccoli is on mos t top 10 lists of superfoods, and packs a lot of nutrients in each bite. Easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, broccoli offers a great way for busy families to eat healthy on a daily basis, said Rachel Brandeis, registered dietitian. For an extra nutrient boost, try these recipes made with Eat Smart Benefort broccoli. Brandeis said, Benefort broccoli pro vides more phytonutrient glucoraphanin, which natu rally strengthens your antioxidant enzyme levels to help maintain the anti oxi dant activity of vitamins A, C and E in your body. These vitamins protect your body from potentially damaging free radicals and environmental stresses. Benefort broccoli is available in the packaged produce section of grocery stores. Find out more at www.EatSmartBeneforte.com. I Roasted Broccoli Serves: 4 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 3garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 2tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1tablespoon lemon juice 1teaspoon lemon zest 3tablespoons grated Parmesan 3tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1teaspoon chopped basil (optional) Preheat oven to 425F. In large bowl, toss broccoli with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place broccoli in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once during cooking, until crisptender. Remove broccoli immediately to serving bowl and toss with lemon juice and zest, Parmesan, pine nuts and basil. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve hot. Broccoli and Fresh Tomato Pizza Yield: 1 pizza (serves 6 to 8) 1 whole wheat 12-inch ready-tobake pizza crust 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup shredded mozzarellaprovolone cheese blend, or 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/3 cup shredded provolone 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets (raw and quartered) 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped coarse Preheat oven to 450F. Place pizza crust on cookie sheet. Pour olive oil into small pan; heat and add garlic. Stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to small cup to cool. Pour garlic olive oil mixture over crust, distributing evenly. Sprinkle mozzarella-provolone blend evenly over crust. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over top of mozzarellaprovolone blend. Place broccoli on top of cheese; distri bute evenly. Place tomatoes on top of pizza; distribute evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let sit for 2 minutes before slicing and serving. Broccoli Stir-Fry Serves: 4 1teaspoon vegetable oil 2shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 4garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1cup assorted Asian mushrooms (maitake, white buna-shimeji, enoki, yellow foot, shiitake) 1/2head Napa cabbage, shredded 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 1 1/2cups snow peas 1red bell pepper, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Sprouts for garnish Heat large saut pan with oil over med ium high heat. Cook shallots until translucent, about 2 minutes, add garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook until liquid dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, broccoli, snow peas and bell pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Top with sprouts. Serve immediately. Broccoli with Fusilli and Red Pepper Serves: 6 to 8 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 3teaspoons salt, divided 1/2pound fusilli pasta 4tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into long thin strips 1/2teaspoon garlic powder 1 lemon zest 1/8teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Freshly grated Parmesan (optional) Cook broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt. Remove from water with slotted spoon. Place in large bowl and set aside. In same water, cook pasta according to package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain well and add to broccoli. While pasta is cooking, in small saut pan, heat oil and cook sliced red pepper, garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Off heat, add 2 teaspoons salt, red pepper flakes, pepper and lemon juice. Mix and pour this over broccoli and pasta. Toss well. Season to taste, sprinkle with cheese (if using), and serve. For added protein, shred 1/2 of a cooked store-bought roasted chicken, then toss with pasta and serve. Broccoli Stir-Fry Roasted Broccoli Broccoli with Fusilli and Red Pepper Broccoli and Fresh Tomato Pizza Note: Cooking decreases the glucoraphanin content of Benefort broccoli as it does for all broccoli. The best way to get the health benefits from any broccoli is to eat it raw or lightly steamed. Relative percentage of glucoraphanin per serving of cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli: Cauliflower 1% 1 Kale 1% 1 Brussels Sprouts 13% 1 Cabbage 24% 1 Broccoli 100% 1 Benefort Broccoli 270% 2 1 Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 85:681 (2005) relationship of the climate and genotype to seasonal variation in the glucosinolate-myrosinasa system. 2 Average glucoraphanin content in Benefort broccoli relative to market standard broccoli varieties assessed over 3 years in 23 locations.

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Yoga classes on tap at Dunnellon ElementaryCTAE will offer a yoga class from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Dunnellon Elementary School. There will be six classes in all beginning Feb. 7 and running through March 14. Lisa Bubba will be the instructor. She has more than 40 years of experience. The fee is $45 and registration takes place your first day in class. Participants will need an exercise mat and light hand weights. For detials, call Lisa Bubba at 489-8051. Marion Civic Chorale to offer scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For more information, visit the chorales website at www.marioncivicchorale @tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-8120666, or email Jillvw50@ gmail.com. DHS Kiddie World has openings Are you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World programs offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745. U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. T here will be no today, Friday or Monday at Dunnellon Middle School. Thursday is a scheduled teacher workday and Friday will be a a scheduled District In-Service day for teachers. All Marion County schools will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. School will resume normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 22. Tuesday will mark the official start of the second semester at Dunnellon Middle. Students enjoying elective classes will receive a new schedule in their first block class Tuesday with their second semester elective course selections. Elective courses include art, media production, career wheel, etc. The Dunnellon Middle girls and boys basketball teams will participate in an away game Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Horizon Academy in Marion Oaks. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will tip off at 5:30. Parents and friends are welcome to attend the game and cheer our teams on. Thank you to our teams for their dedication to their sport and to coach Bentle and coach Rumsey for sharing their love of the game and expertise with our young athletes. Students participating in the Academic Brain Bowl will have practice from 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, with Mr. Williams as they hone their skills for the upcoming Middle School Academic Brain Bowl competition, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Vanguard High School, 7 N.W. 28th St. The after-school practice and study our Dunnellon Middle School students have done to prepare for today will be given a work-out. All of us at Dunnellon Middle School are very proud of these young people representing Dunnellon Middle as its enters this academic competition for the very first time. Thank you to our parents who allowed their students to stay after school for practice missing family time; thank you to Mr. Williams, our DMS sponsor for the Academic Brain Bowl, for his guidance, sharing his knowledge and sharpening competition skills. Finally, thank you to the following students for their dedication to their education and representing their school in such a very positive way. They are: Megan Barde, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Savannah Bond, Hunter Day, Hunter Gutierrez, Megan Howard, Shelby Meyers, Chandler Neal, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Kristen Starr and Trevor Vonseggern. Have fun and enjoy this wonderful opportunity of team play as you compete with your peers across Marion County. Good luck! Please note, the public is welcome to attend and support our DMS students. Attention parents of sixth-graders: In November 2012, each sixth-grade student received a fall health screening results letter sent home for parents review. In the envelope, some parents also received a letter referring their child for medical follow-up for a possible health problem. If you received a health referral letter and have not returned the bottom portion of the form to the DMS school nurse, a second reminder letter was sent home during the week of Jan. 7. Please follow up with your health care provider if you have not already done so and return the completed form to the clinic as soon as possible. These health results and parental follow-up are part of your childs permanent school record. If you have not received the initial screening results, follow-up letter or if you have a problem seeking follow-up care, call the nurse/clinic for assistance with this important issue. The Dunnellon Middle School members and advisors of our S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) would like to share this note of peace. In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday, we would like you to take a moment and just recall the dream he had for our communities and our country. We acknowledge Dr. Kings life and work for peace, justice and equality for all. We ask that you take this time to think about what this noble man tried to do for his country and then think about a hope you would have for you, your family or your community. What small thing could you change in your daily life that would help to continue this dream to invoke peace and nonviolence within our communities? Keep the dream alive. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, Jan. 17 to Monday, Jan. 21 No School. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Second semester begins today. Wednesday, Jan. 23 4:30 p.m. Girls basketball at Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. 5:30 p.m. Boys basketball at Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. Thursday, Jan. 24 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl Practice in Mr. Williams Room Saturday, Jan. 26 8:30 a.m. to noon Middle School Academic Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School, 7 N.W. 28th St., Ocala. Parents and students welcome to attend the competition. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 Riverland News TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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. 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. HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. ( 352 ) 220-9819 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event takes place at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Reddick-Collier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352671-7720. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 A15 Riverland News TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 665-1213 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. Janauary 17, 2013 357-0117 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Notice Under Fictitious Name Law, pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of ROZS CIGAR EMPORIUM located at 8425 SW 146th PLACE, in the County of MARION, in the City of DUNNELLON, Florida 34432 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at DUNNELLON, Florida, this 3rd day of JANUARY, 2012. M & S ENTERPRISES, LLC, OWNER January 17, 2013 361-0117 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: METALFX at 18485 W. Hwy 328, Dunnellon, Florida 34432, with a mailing address of 18485 W. Hwy 328, Dunnellon, Florida 34432, desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 7th day of January, 2013 /s/ Dean Gamble January 17, 2013 363-0117 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: Island Girl at 415 SW 14th St., Ocala, Florida 34471 with a mailing address of 415 SW 14th St., Ocala, Florida 34471 desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 8th day of January, 2013 /s/ Henry Warshaw January 17, 2013 359-0117 RIV 01/29 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 01/29/2013, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. 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Thursday, January 17, 2013 Vol 31 No. 13 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Relay For Life Team Party slatedThe American Cancer Society of Marion County will host a Relay For Life New Years Team Party from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at First Baptist of Church of Dunnellon at 20831 Powell Road. To attend the event, RVSP to Diana Schwartz at 352-629-4727, ext. 5820, or email Diana.schwartz@ cancer.org. RSVPs must be received by Thursday, Jan. 24.Thirft Shop in need of volunteersThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop has openings for volunteers during the winter months. The shop welcomes fulltime and winter residents. The Thrift Shop is at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Blues Brothers statues and is manned entirely by volunteers. Volunteers meet month to decide where to donate funds. Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers work threehour shifts weekly or as a substitute on an occasional basis. For more information, call Joann McCullough, president, at 465-7018. 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 Florida's 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 questionand-answer session, will be about bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. For more information, call 438-2520. County plans to cut share of gas tax Joint meeting slated todayWith the expiration of an interlocal agreement with Marion County regarding gas tax revenues, the city of Dunnellon stands to lose more than half a million dollars in revenue if the Marion County Commission approves a proposal to follow a Florida Statue formula for dispersing those funds. As it stands now, the city of Dunnellon receives $521,700 from a portion of three taxes collected on gas; $471,000 comes from the two taxes at a rate of 2.56 percent. If the County Commission approves the plan as it has been proposed to the city of Dunnellon as well as the cities of Ocala, Belleview, Reddick and McIntosh, Dunnellon would receive .59 percent of the revenue collected, or about $96,029. The city of Dunnellon isnt the lone government biting its nails at the thought of losing its share of gas taxes. The cities of Belleview, Ocala, Reddick and McIntosh also face the distinct possibility of losing tens of thousands of dollars in revenue; however, the city of Ocala stands to lose more than $1 million if officials cannot reach a deal on a new interlocal agreement between each other. City Manger Lisa Algiere painted the bleak outlook to the City Council Monday at its meeting. If the city does lose the more than $500,000, it would be forced to close its Road Department and terminate the services of five employees. To make up for the revenue shortfall, Aligere said the city A 54-year-old Dunnellon man was Tased after striking a law enforcement officer in the face Wednesday, Jan. 9, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Emanuel Gunter was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, loitering or prowling and disorderly conduct (intoxication) after the late-night incident in the 20500 block of Park Avenue, as well as the area of Illinois and Chestnut streets. The report stated Officer Mike Anger heard a verbal altercation occurring in the 20500 block of Park Avenue when he made contact with a complainant who had also called 911 to report the incident. Upon making contact with the complainant, a woman told authorities she heard a man, later identified as Gunter, outside yelling and talking loudly, which disturbed her. The woman, Report: Man Tased after punching cop Emanuel Gunter Tear-filled farewell Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon High School Junior ROTC cadet Christina Jones breaks down in tears during Kyle Lays funeral Saturday at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Jones is comforted by her mother, Jennifer. Family, friends say their final goodbyes to Kyle Lay The wailing and sobs echoed throughout the sanctuary Saturday at Ocala West United Methodist Church as family and friends gathered to say their final good-byes to Kyle Lay, a 17-year-old sophomore killed in a tragic car wreck Friday, Jan.4. Miranda Baker, Lays lontime girlfriend, recalled Lay as a sweet, caring soul who lifted her spirits at a dark point in her life. You see, when I first met Kyle, he was a goofy, crazy kid who wanted to take pictures of everyone, she recalled. Kyle gave me a reason to love and enjoy life. They tell you there is one person in your life who is your true love, and Kyle was my one true love. Im proud of that honor. He gave me something I never though Id have, my one true love. Im honored to be that. I could never ask for anything more. He will Community to honor Martin Luther King Jr. In a time-honored tradition, officially marked as a national holiday 15 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the county will come together to remember the slain civil rights activist. Come Monday, the Dunnellon community will pay homage to the charismatic leader of the 1960s. It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought for, said Dr. Abraham Robinson, senior pastor at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Its a time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. Its a time to remember the message of change through nonviolence. This years theme for Marin Luther King Day is: Remember, Celebrate, and Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off! Although many people see this, and other holidays as a day without homework, or a day to hang out with friends, it is much more than that, it is the celebration of equality, the celebration of freedom, Riverland News file photoParticipants in the 2012 MLK March/Parade make their way south along U.S. 41 as they head toward Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. This years MLK March/Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at McDonalds, concluding at Ernie Mills Park. See GAS page 2 Parade/March set for 9 a.m. Monday JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See KING page 3 54-year-old Dunnellon resident faces 5 charges after incident JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See TASED page 3 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News WORKSHOP SLATEDA joint workshop between county and city officials is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the Marion County Extension Services Auditorium North Hall at 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala. DONATIONS SOUGHTTo help offset funeral expenses for Kyle Lay, go to www.you caring.com/memorial-fundraiser/Kyle-Eugene-Lay/39288. There may be an additional fundraisers established locally at future dates. For those wishing to not go through the website to make a donation, email Jennifer Jones at jjones1115@ cfl.rr.com. Any donation will be accepted whether it be through the website, gift cards to grocers, cash or check. Members of the Dunnellon High Junior Air Force ROTC Honor Guard present the colors prior to Kyle Lays funeral. See FAREWELL page 11 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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would likely have to lay off 42 percent of its workforce or raise the millage level to the highest limit allowed by state statutes. This would be devastating to us, Aligere told the Council. Mayor Nathan Whitt and the rest of the Council asked Algiere what the course of action was and what other cities were discussing. She told them she had spoken with officials from both the cities of Ocala and Belleview. Algiere said they plan to take a united front and implore the county to remain revenue neutral, do no harm. With the economy the way it is, this is bad timing, Algiere said, noting the county would gain almost $2 million in additional revenue by cutting other municipalities share of the gas taxes. Algiere explained the county is basing its formula on population and transportation miles. We dont like it, she said about the formula and the proposed figures the county has pitched. Vice Mayor Dennis Evans said: If youre in charge of the purse strings, you can do what you want, I guess. It certainly didnt mean he approved of the plan. Whats our course of action? he asked. Marsha Segal-George, the assistant city attorney, told the Council at this time there is no course the city can take, except for a wait-and-see approach. She said if the cities dont agree with the countys proposal, officials at that level could pass a resolution later this year. I assume theyll be some media attention in which it might put some heat on the county to change its position, SegalGeorge said. Mounir Bouyounes, an assistant county administrator for public works, said nothing is final yet; but did stress county officials are hopeful a new agreement can be worked out between all parties involved. If we cannot agree on an agreement, he added, then there will have to likely look at the state statutes formula. The current agreement has been in place for almost 30 years now. There are a lot of things that have changed since then. Hopefully, we can work out an agreement. A problem in water pressure in the cityowned Rainbow Springs Utility system has been fixed and improvements about how to better handle communications with residents have been resolved, officials with the city of Dunnellon and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said. According to the city, the first few calls about the drop in water pressure Dec. 8 came in at 7 a.m. and two service technicians were on site within 30 minutes. According to some Rainbow Springs residents, some households experienced low or no water pressure. However, the city said pressure readings showed the pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) in the water mains. Public Utility Services Director Eddie Esch said pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) and while it might have felt like residents lost pressure, that simply isnt the case. Rainbow Springs resident Joan Duggins said after the incident, she and her husband left town for three weeks, but had a friend check on their house and to flush the toilets once a week. Upon their return home, she said there was a brown sludge in their toilets. Esch explained to Duggins it was likely a sediment, which builds up in the pipes and is not harmful. Addressing the Dunnellon City Council about the December incident, Esch explained the Rainbow Springs Utility system has very high pressure about 75 psi so when pressure is lost, it feels like the bottom has dropped. According to DEP rules, at below 20 psi, a precautionary boil water notice and bacterial sampling is discretionary. At 0 psi or negative pressure, a precautionary boil water notice and bacterial sampling is required, per DEP rules. DEP spokeswoman Ana Gibbs said despite pressure readings, DEP prompted the city to take a series of bacteriological samples, which was completed within 24 hours of DEP being notified of the event. The results were absent of total coliform, an indicator bacteria that is regularly used to assess the distribution system for bacteriological contaminants. They did not violate the rule regarding a boil water notice, Gibbs stressed. We did take into account the high volume of calls we received and that is why we asked for the samples to be taken. The utility was also reminded of the precautionary boil water notice requirements and that failure to issue a notice following a zero-pressure event would be a violation of Florida Statutes, Gibbs said. This is something that the Department takes very seriously, she added. DEP also encourages residents to notify it immediately during any irregular event, so it can respond while the situation is still occurring, Gibbs said. In addition to the water pressure issue, several residents expressed frustrations about promptly notifying the city to the situation. Officials said a high volume of calls were filtering through a single line, which resulted in many callers receiving a busy signal. Esch said Public Works has two lines, one of which is patched through to an answering service on the weekend. During normal business hours, he added, the phone is answered by a staff member. He told the Council staff is looking into options of having the second line patched into the answering service during non-office hours in case of an emergency. Many other residents simply had problems getting through to the right department, Duggins said, noting she was one of them, because the only number she had access to was for Utility Billing, which is printed on bills. This number and directory is not part of Public Services. Esch and City Manager Lisa Algiere told the Council the emergency number 4658590 will now be printed on utility bills and is also published on the citys website. Gibbs said DEP officials have had further discussions with the city in hopes of improving communications between the utility and citizens during emergencies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes these efforts by the utility will help improve communication in case of a future emergency, she added. DEP will meet with the utility in the near future to discuss potential corrective actions to help avoid events like those which occurred Dec. 8 from happening in the future, Gibbs said. We appreciate the communitys patience as we continue to work toward finding solutions to address everyones concerns, she added. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DR78 000DR6A 000DME7 UPS Fedex 000DNL2 Faxing Copies B&W & Color Notary UPS FedEx Embroidery We gladly accept prepaid UPS & Fedex Boxes 11150 N. Williams St., Suite 108, Dunnellon 465-7442 City, DEP resolve water issue DEP official says city did not violate rules JEFF BRYAN Riverland News GAScontinued from page 1

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the report stated, walked outside and observed Gunter walking around an abandoned foreclosed home across from her residency. According to the report, the woman told officers she saw Gunter looking in the windows and trying to open the door of the house. The woman told authorities she asked Gunter what he was doing when he began yelling and screaming at her. At this time, the report stated, Gunter began walking across the street to the woman's location and pushed her. The woman told authorities she could smell alcohol emanating from Gunter and he had slurred speech. The report stated the woman was in fear of what his actions would be due to his level of intoxication. She told authorities Gunter left the area and she immediately called law enforcement. According to the report, law enforcement officials made contact with Gunter in the area of Illinois and Chesnut streets. At the time, Gunter was evasive when questioned by officers, who could smell the odor of alcohol emanating from him along with his slurred speech. Gunter began talking loudly, again disturbing surrounding citizens. Anger then informed Gunter he was being charged with disorderly intoxication. The report stated officers began searching Gunter at which time they found a portion of a marijuana cigarette in his pocket. Anger then placed the item atop his patrol vehicle at which time Gunter grabbed it and threw it on the ground in an attempt to destroy it. According to the report, Anger then attempted to place Gunter's hands behind his back at which time Gunter then struck Officer Aaron German in the left cheek. Gunter, the report stated, continued resisting officers, who were then forced to Tase him. The report stated after the use of the Taser, Gunter compiled with commands issued by law enforcement officials. According to the report, Gunter was taking to a nearby hospital for medical treatment before being transported to the Marion County Jail. His bond was set at $11,500. According to jail records, he remained in the Marion County Jail as of press deadline Wednesday. A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax)The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. CALL 1-888-852-2340 For Information On Subscriptions TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication.PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.,DUNNELLON, FL 34432-6035 and the celebration of a wonderful, wonderful man, Dr. Robinson said, noting civic and community leaders will participate in the citys annual MLK March/Parade at 9 a.m. Monday, beginning at McDonalds. The event will conclude at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. The lineup begins at 8 a.m. at McDonalds. Following the March/Parade, there will be a Family Unity Day Festival/Picnic at Ernie Mills Park. The event is free and open to the public. There will be food and drinks from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with entertainment and sports activities. Following the Family Unity Day Festival/Picnic, there will be a softball tournament at the Eugene Martin Park in South Dunnellon. Teams will include players from the various Dunnellon churches. In addition to the MLK March/Parade Monday, there will be a special celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, 11799 Summit Ave., when the Choir Federation will perform its tribute to Dr. King. Dr. Robinson said he has not seen a more fitting description for why we celebrate MLK Day, than on The King Center, a wonderful organization that was established in 1968 by his widow, Coretta Scott King, as a living memorial dedicated to preserving the legacy of her husband and promoting the elimination of poverty, racism and war through research, education and training in nonviolence. It goes as follows: "The national holiday honoring Dr. King is an occasion for joy and celebration for his life and his work toward nonviolent social change in America and the world. Traditionally, we celebrate holidays with parties, family picnics, fireworks, a trip back home or to the seashore. However, we must also be mindful that this is a special holiday one which symbolizes our nation's commitment to peace through justice; to universal brotherand sisterhood; and to the noblest ideal of all: a democratic society based on the principles of freedom, justice and equality for all people. Whether you celebrate Dr. King's birthday on January 15th or during Black History Month, the holiday is an occasion for thanksgiving, unselfishness, and rededicating ourselves to the causes for which he stood and for which he died." For more information, call Dr. Abraham Robinson, pastor of New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, at 386-5906846; Frances Taylor at 489-3618; Anita Williams at 489-3465; Mary Terrell at 4893435; Vanessa Watts at 352-390-5592 or Maxine Thomas at 489-1363. Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 3 000DNLT 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000DP6G 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000DNJA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Bugs Are Everywhere In Florida! Where are yours hiding? 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 RIVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Pat Faherty Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Tougher gun control laws are needed in the nationI have been watching the horrifying news from Newton, Conn., and can only wonder what seems to be wrong with people. Who in heavens name would want to gun down innocent children? Folks, it is time for our combined political parties to put aside all their personal feelings and put a halt to guns (particularly automatic weapons) that are being so easily provided to any numbskull who wants to own one. Politicians are voted into office to do the peoples work. Well, lets get on with it and enact some laws that will protect our citizens. Over the past few years, we have seen incident after incident involving some demented person taking the lives of many innocent people. When is the powerful NRA (National Rifle Association) going to take a stance and admit that we need better control of firearms? Get with it Americans. How much worse can it get before some real action is taken. Patricia C. HessDunnellonDunnellon has pieces in place to make community thriveFor 20 years, I have had a home and have shopped here in Dunnellon and it saddens me that every day, there is less and less of the town left. You would think the city would be concerned with this situation and make an attempt to bring in businesses and more residents. There are more empty stores and churches throughout the town and what isnt empty, run down or abandoned, has been torn down. True, the northern part of town is doing well what with Bealls expanding and other establishments remodeling, but thats just it, no new businesses, just makeovers. When I arrived here in 1978, there were a few empty lots and some empty store fronts on Williams Street, but here it is 35 years later and those places are still empty, and worse yet, there are even more empty places throughout the town. Dunnellon needs capital because it cant expect the handful of residents in town or the folks out of town that were shanghaied by the city to pay off its massive debt. Talk about personal responsibility. Dunnellon has to take responsibility for what it has done. Does Dunnellon plan to win the power Crisis points tolarger problems Isuggest every female who is in a relationship, run out and get a copy of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Believe me, it sheds a whole new light on the male species. We think they dont pay attention to us, but when you read the book you find out this is just the way they are wired. My husband has a new thing now when hes not listening to me. He keeps saying right. Therefore, I think hes taking it all in but hes not, which I proved the other day in the middle of his rights when I blurted out Im dying my hair purple to which he came right back with another right. Im having an affair with your best friend. Right Your video game is on fire. What? Oh, that one got his attention. Why should we be wasting all this energy on improving our vocabulary when nobody is listening? Our grandson was at the house during the weekend. I told my husband I was running to the store, but Id be right back and he was in charge of James while I was gone. A few minutes later James asked my husband for a glass of milk to which he replies, Nanaw is here, shell get it for you. Really? You would think this inadequacy would bother men but it doesnt. Were just deep in thought about other things, my husband says. And if it was really important you would make sure I hear it. I cant seem to win this one. Heres another thing I love about men. (Are you sensing sarcasm?) Before women make any plans we check with the man in our life to see if anything else is scheduled for that day. Then we plan it down to the last detail, what we will eat, drink and wear depending on the weather. Oh and what time will we leave and come back. Before men make any plans they check with themselves. Yep, this is going to work out just fine. I can take this guy I sort of know who isnt really even a friend all the way to Pensacola on Saturday to pick up a truck. I have no idea what we will eat or wear, nor do I care, but Im sure somewhere during the day we will drink a couple of beers. Ladies, all we can do at this point is laugh. My daughter often says next time around she wants to come back as a man. The only thing they have to worry about is showing up. I say but look how much youd be missing all that cooking, cleaning, planning, packing and worrying. What would you do with all that free time? I also note very smugly that we 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. OUR VOICE LETTERS JERSEY GIRL THE OTHER GUY When former Mayor Fred Ward first suggested rewriting a city ordinance allowing property owners or those individuals who owned businesses for three or more years owners the opportunity to serve on the city's Planning Commission, it was an idea I agreed with and supported. It might be one of the few times I agreed with then-Mayor Ward. In years past, the City Council struggled with obtaining enough applicants willing to serve on an advisory board with no compensation. In the past year, Ward floated the idea to expand the applicant pool. It received kudos and the backing of his counterparts on the City Council. Recently, elected officials found themselves in a quandary, a positive one at that: too many applicants for a limited amount of seats on both the Historic Board and the Planning Commission. However, one citizen disagreed with allowing non-voting residents, namely business owners, the chance to help shape the future of Dunnellon, even in an advisory role. I couldn't help but chuckle at that notion. Business owners are a vital cog in town. Personally, I dont believe the City Council seems enough input from those who own the many mom and pop shops in town. First, owning a business for more than three years in this sour economy is a sign those folks are doing something right and have enough of a business acumen to weather the storm. Second, why wouldnt we want folks who can run a successful business offering input in a town theyve taken the time to invest their future in? Makes sense to me. Theyve banked their future on a town, with the hopes officials will guide in the right direction, to have a successful, longtime business. Where many towns are seeing so many of their mom and pop shops shuttering their doors, here in Dunnellon we are blessed not only to see so many continuing to turn the key to their businesses every morning and putting up Open for Business sign, instead of a placard stating, CLOSED. Third, business owners are taxpayers in their own right. While they might own property directly, they are contributing to the tax base, through both property taxes as well as sales taxes. I'd be willing to venture that business and non-residential property owners pay more than the lions share of property taxes in town. To simply discount business owners or non-resident property owners because they cannot vote is a detriment to helping shape the future of Dunnellon and would be a crime. There are many business owners in town who care about the direction city officials are guiding us; not only voters, but the folks whose livelihoods depend on future directions leaders plan on taking us. This is not just essential, its critical. Frankly, we should be asking for more input from our business owners. We arent afraid to ask for more taxes from them, so why not ask for their ideas, their visions, their goals? They might just surprise us with their intelligence and their ideas. In the end, it might save us money on our taxes. It could have saved us from red-light cameras had we listened to them more than two years ago when they said it was bad for business. I guess these non-voters werent too far off in their thinking then, huh? Input from business owners on planning commission has merit All the money in the world If the Marion County Commission follows through with its tentative plan to take a larger slice of the pie from gas tax revenues, it not only puts the city of Dunnellon in a financial bind, it will affect four cities countywide. Honestly, is it hardly surprising county officials are even considering the plan. With the housing bubble crash years ago, the lack of job opportunities countywide and no foreseeable improvement in the economy in the near future, an additional $2 million in revenue makes officials salivate like starving people with filet mignon and lobster tail sitting in front of them. Its too good to be true and too hard to pass up. The lost revenue signals part of larger problems for the city of Dunnellon itself, with more to come. This isnt new news, nor is it shocking. First, officials years ago failed to capitalize on plans to shape Dunnellon into an ecotourism community. Plans had been set in motion which naysayers and other critics made sure wouldnt come to fruition. Case in point, the KP Hole. Imagine if city officials had moved forward years ago with plans to embrace the hoards of tubers taking to the Rainbow River. In the past year alone, more than 80,000 people opted for a lazy float down the river. Now, while all of them most likely didnt enter through the KP Hole, many of them probably did. At five bucks a head, the math is simple. Thats more than $400,000 in potential revenue the city is missing out on. Add in the potential revenues we could have generated if those folks had a place to stay, ate in local diners and purchased other wares from other businesses, you likely see the bigger picture. The next problem looming over the horizon is the situation at Progress-Duke Energy. The company has already stiffed Citrus County a portion of its taxes, leaving officials there scrambling to fill the deficit if the company doesnt pay the remainder of its bill. How does that affect the city of Dunnellon, local residents and businesses? Easy. Quite easy, in fact, and if city officials are paying close attention, they should be nervous, very nervous. The nuclear plant will See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 6 Audrey Beem Jeff Bryan Editor See VOICE page 6

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ball or sell itself to China or try to find some rich guy that is looking for a tax write off? Dunnellon needs businesses and residents, but the available population is aging and the kids dont want to live here and Dunnellon doesnt want to open itself to major businesses, so whats it going to do? Surprisingly, there are some choices that are right at hand. Right now ecotourism is very popular and we already have the most important part of this business right here land, trees and water, so whats Dunnellon waiting for? We already have a few businesses that are heading in the right direction. Those are our kayak and bicycle shops. We just need to improve on this. We need shops that will cater to all those folks that are interested in ecotourism and want to travel around the area. Those folks are interested in our local flora and fauna need a place to buy supplies. If the horse trails are opened, then those folks need supplies too. Water sport supplies and golf carts need to be rented and dont forget lodgings. The money is there to be made and there is no need for mega malls or giant subdivisions, just short pants, bug spray and binoculars. Lets open up Blue Run Park so that more folks can enjoy it. Mow a few trails through it and throw in some picnic table, trash cans and a few more porta-potties and the folks will come. We cant let the town tie and we cant lay a large debt on the citizens, just because a handful of people complain. Dunnellon is on the brink and somethings got to give. It also bothers me that Dunnellons housing is getting more and more sparse. It isnt enough that Dunnellon isnt attracting potential homebuyers, but with the sad looking buildings through town and the tearing down of many of the older places, its just not an appealing place. I understand that many of these empty home lots have issues, debts and liens imposed by the city itself. Why cant the city trade these debts and liens for the land then donate these lots to our veterans. It has been estimated that there are more than 65,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. and many more to come when the wars in the Middle East draw down. Every day, a young veteran commits suicide because of the hopeless and abandoned feeling he has when he returns to an apathetic nation. Parents that saw a strong and whole person leave their homes are now the permanent caretakers of a broken and needy veteran child and children have had to cut their childhood short to take care of a disabled mommy or daddy. These folks need help and somewhere out there is a realtor, lawyer or official that can figure out a way to help these veterans get a free plot of land to build or have a home built. There are many homebuilding organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Project Patriot that can build accessible homes for our returning veterans, but they need land. We need to show all our veterans we appreciate what they have gone through. Not since World War II have veterans had a major show of appreciation, and this is wrong. The government may have called the wars police actions or whatever, but a wound is a wound, imprisonment is imprisonment, and although some of the scars may fade, they really never go away. We need to thank all those folks who go in the direction most of us run from. Many folks dont have soldiers or emergency responders in their families, but many, such as mine, have several, and we all know that the sound of a closing door behind that special someone may be the saddest sound well hear. May God bless those people closing that door. A.C. RosierDunnellonSolution could be a win-win for everyoneFor the past year, I have read the numerous letters to the editor about the conflict between the city of Dunnellon and the residents of Rainbow Springs. As I am a resident of Rainbow Springs, I certainly agree with the actions the Rainbow Springs residents have taken and I have supported the Rainbow Springs Defense Fund with my donations and the boycott of Greenlight Dunnellon Communications. I feel strongly that the boycott is my only method to display my disdain for the outrageous water rates imposed by the city of Dunnellon. I also detest lawsuits, but sometimes they are necessary. With that said, I still have a desire to find an alternative for my Internet access and telephone service, and Greenlight appears to be a good alternative. I would even be willing to try the Greenlight cable television service if the price is competitive (to Dish and DirectTV). The only roadblock is the refusal of the city of Dunnellon to bring the water rates back or at least close to the 2011 levels. My gut feeling is that many other residents of Rainbow Springs feel the same and would be willing to try Greenlight services if the city backs off on the current water rate structure. It would be interesting to know the number of Rainbow Springs residents who agree with me. Perhaps the Riverland News could conduct a poll on its website? The city should have input to the content poll to obtain sufficient information for a financial analysis. The poll could be advertised in the Rainbow Springs Villager or any other communication vehicle within the Rainbow Springs community. The results would be an indicator of the number of additional customers that Greenlight could acquire. The city of Dunnellon could then analyze the numbers to determine potential revenue and decide if backing off on the waterRiverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 5 SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! 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meet with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the coming months to renew its nuclear license. However, to obtain its license renewal, a nuclear plant must be operational. Last we checked, the nuclear plant was nowhere close to operational, which if based on those two facts, company officials will not receive a license to operate a nuclear power facility. That could signal the end of the nuclear facility, along with hundreds of jobs, meaning many in the area would be forced to pull up stakes and seek employment elsewhere. More youths, especially ones enrolled at Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, would have to move elsewhere for job opportunities. This translates into more homes for sale, fewer job opportunities in otherwise jobdepleted market and more youths being forced to leave the area for opportunities. It also means: higher taxes because of more unoccupied homes, higher energy costs and loss of potential revenue for area businesses. Florida has been losing out on potential retirees for years now, endured a exodus of its younger population because of job opportunities when the housing bubble burst, so expecting those houses to sell quickly is not likely to happen. Unless Dunnellon leaders and its citizens band together to develop a strategy to develop a long-lasting economic engine, well have more to worry about than redlight cameras, utility buyouts and the sustainability of Greenlight Communications. know for sure, without any doubt, that God made man first. Then he realized he left out a few parts and so he created the much improved version called woman. I hope nobody is taking me too seriously here. Russell and I must be doing something right though because this week we celebrate our 21st anniversary. I have no doubt that I couldnt accomplish all that I do without this man in my life, nor would I want too. So I will take him with all his shortcomings and he will take me with all of mine. We will push, pull, gripe, yell, compromise and make it work. Whoever said marriage doesnt take hard work either wasnt married or just didnt care enough to put forth the effort. Besides, we got each other broken in now and who would ever want to start over. So Happy Anniversary to the man who doesnt listen to me, leaves wet towels on the bed, aggravates me, especially when Im tired, uses way too many expensive paper towels at each pull, never puts the toilet seat down, can watch episodes of Pawn Stars all day long, never changes the toilet paper roll, wakes up grouchy and wont walk the dog even though shes his dog. Honey, I wouldnt trade you for all the money in the world. rates would be an economic benefit to the city. At the least, the city will understand the lost revenue to Greenlight Communication caused by the water rates imposed. And, most importantly, if the city determines that the increased revenue generated by additional Greenlight customers allows the water rates to be reduced to acceptable levels close to the 2011 rates we all win and all the bickering and lawsuits can cease.Steve BlockRainbow SpringsTeens for Jeans drive now under wayI was browsing through a list of scholarship opportunities through my Fastweb account and noticed a program that not only benefitted me, but also my school, and homeless teens across America. Teens for Jeans is a program sponsored by Aeropostale and dosomething.org. I read there are 1.7 million homeless teenagers in America, or one out of every three homeless people are under the age of 18, and jeans are the most requested item by homeless teens. After these facts, I immediately signed up to take action. Beginning Jan. 16, there will be a jean drive to benefit those less fortunate than ourselves. You can bring your clean, used jeans of any size to one of the two drop box locations the front of the administration building at Dunnellon High School or Badcock & More on Pennsylvania Avenue in Dunnellon. By bringing in your jeans, youre helping a homeless teen in our country, and giving Dunnellon High a chance at a $10,000 grant, a schoolwide pizza party, and Aeropostale hoodies for the entire school. I hope to see your jeans there! Thank you for your support. Rachel HorneDunnellon JERSEY continued f rom pag e 4 LETTERS continued f rom pag e 5 VOICE continued f rom pag e 4 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DRP7 Dunnellon The NEW 000DNKZ All You Can Eat Buffet (Over 20 items) Only $ 7.99 Seniors $ 6.75 Kids $ 3.99 Bring ad for FREE DRINK with buffet purchase 000DR9E Congratulations CLEANMASTER 25 Years in Business Tile & Grout Cleaning Pet Odors Gone! 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Community Chorale to have rehearsalsThe Dunnellon Community Chorale will have a rehearsal at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. After a successful holiday season concert, the Community Chorale will prepare for its Spring concert. Singers familiar with singing choral music are invited to join the Chorale. For more information, contact Jeff Welch at 489-2682 or email pastorjeffdpc@ bellsouth.net.Magician to perform at local churchBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, worldrenowned magician, will perform his magic show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews. Ticket prices are $3 for children, 12 and younger; adults, $5. To purchase tickets, call 352-598-6272. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.Church to host spaghetti dinnerThe annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by the United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Friendship Hall of the church at 21501 W. State Road 40. There will be two seatings at 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are available in advance for a donation of $6; children 10 and younger are $3. Adult tickets at the door will be $7. There will be a limited number of tickets for each seating, so get yours in advance. For more information or for advance tickets, call the church office at 489-4026. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for UMW Mission projects.Church to host third Saturday SupperCommunity Congregational Christian Church will host its third Saturday Super from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall. Adults are $10; children are $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Take out is available. Community Congregational Christian Church is at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. For information, call 489-1260. Iam not superstitious knock on wood but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did, I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights en route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cashout counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got to the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of Rev. James Snyder Puzzle answers on Page 3 Drama team kicks off new season Heirborne Drama Team member Sara Host, seated, finds herself caught in the middle of Borderland described as the place between where I am and where God wants me to be. Also pictured, from left, are: Lauren Lofley, Brandon Watkins, Scott Jacobson, Sem Gerestant, Amber Arnitz, Ashley Roth. The Heirborne Drama Team will begin its new season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. This team of high school students presents an hour-long message using sign language, mime and interpretive movement set to contemporary Christian music. Escaping Borderland is this years program and is based on the book Your God is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan. These seven students attend area high schools. This presentation begins a traveling season for the team in and around Citrus County. For more information or how to bring Heirborne to your youth event or church, call Jackie Dalrymple at 352-422-5916. Special to the Riverland News As my luck would have itOUT TO PASTOR See PASTOR page 8 CHURCH BRIEFS Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 7 000DS2R Community Builders, Inc. #CGC1504854 / RP252554757 / CRC1328766 & Insured HOMES POOLS GARAGES Your Wife Is HOT! Get Her a Pool! 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me got the last one. Wheres my gun when I need it? I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. My week went like this: All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens, please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email james snyder2@att.net. Maureen Elizabeth Jokinen, 85Maureen Elizabeth (Adams) Jokinen, 85, of Dunnellon, died Jan. 9, 2013. She was born in New Milford, Conn., May 18, 1927, the oldest of eight children. Survivors include four daughters, Carol and husband Bob Sherman, The Villages, Diane Keaton, Alachua, Linda OLeary Manchester, N.H., Elaine Brawner, Dunnellon; son, Michael and wife Lori Jokinen of Dunnellon. Family and friends may call at Beyers Funeral Home Lady Lake Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a prayer service at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 8:30 a.m. Monday Jan. 14, 2013 at St. Timothy Church, Lady Lake with Father Gerry Shovelton, Celebrant. Graveside services will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with full Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #347.CWO4 James E. Bridges Jr., 66 After a courageous five and a half year battle with cancer, James E. Bridges Jr., 66, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away Jan. 12, 2013. He was born to James E. Bridges Sr. and Vera Mae Clemons Bridges at the family homestead in Raiford, Fla., Aug. 15, 1946. Jim served 30 proud years in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1996. He then went on to work for the South Florida Water Management District as professional supervisor of pump stations and retired in 2007. Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Penny; three beloved children, James Aaron Bridges (Heather), James E. Trey Bridges III and Marina L. Bridges Cravey (Aaron); grandchildren, Kyler, Travis and Aislin; father, James E. Bridges Sr. Jims family was his passion and he was always there to support them in all their endeavors. He was full of smiles and had the gift of laughter. Jim will live on through the many lives he touched. On Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, there will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. On Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, visitation will begin at 10 a.m., and a service will be from 11 a.m., to noon. A ceremony with full military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell from 1:30 to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation (Moffitt.org) or Hospice of Marion County, Inc. (hospiceofmarion.com). Thomas H. Evans, 26Thomas H. Evans, 26, passed away Jan. 10, 2013. Visitation is Thursday at Faupel Funeral Home 5 to 8 p.m. Service is Saturday at 11 a.m., at Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Dunnellon. OBITUARIES 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.Church to host Chinese auctionThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Chinese auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Father Stegeman Hall, at the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. Drawings for the items will begin at 1 p.m. An envelope of 20 tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the door. Also included is a free ticket for coffee and dessert. For more information, call Pat at 489-1984.Church to host Sunday Afternoon Musicale First Congregational United Church of Christ will host the Sunday Afternoon Musicale at 3 p.m. Feb. 3 at its church at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing and dance. Admission is free; however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you.Soup-a-thon slated for Ash WednesdayThe Legacy League of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host a Soup-a-thon at 1 p.m. Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the church, near the intersection of U.S. 41 and State Road 40. The Soup-a-thon will feature more than 30 kinds of meatless soups, served with crackers or homemade bread. Coffee, tea, lemonade and brownies are all included in the $5 cost. Diners will get to vote on their favorite soup. Prizes will be awarded to the cooks of the top three favorite soups. Tickets may be purchased from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church office or at the door. Tickets purchased prior to the event will use the express lane when entering the church hall. Church to host fashion show Feb. 16Community Congregational Christian Church will host a Fashion Show from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Dewain Farris Fellowship Hall at 9220 N. Citrus Springs Blvd. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call the church office at 4891260.Church to host concert featuring Big BandThe Southern Express, an 18-piece Big Band, will perform at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Tickets, which are $10 each, are available at the church office, 7171 S.W. State Road 200, or call the office at 352-237-3035) or Dave at 352-867-7967. CHURCH BRIEFS PASTOR continued from page 7 James E. Bridges Jr. Maureen Jokinen 8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DOY1 Welcomes our newest stylists Mirladys Anthony Barber Work Available Fusion Hair Studio Open Tuesday thru Friday and Every Other Saturday Appointments Preferred Walk-ins Welcome 11995 S. Ohio St. Dunnellon (352) 489-3202 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 000DKHB 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 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000DP2L 11352 N. Williams St. (Sweetbay Plaza) Please Call (352) 489-9763 China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet China Wok Buffet Lunch $6.65 Dinner $8.85 ROAST BEEF EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY ALL DAY 000DONN 20372 E Pennsylvania Ave., #6, Dunnellon Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-4 Mon. Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs 10% Off Everything In Store Including Grooming Services (Does Not Include Food) Deshedding Skin & Ear Infections State-Of-The-Art Grooming All Natural Pet Foods Voted Best Grooming in T own 7525 S. Highway 41, Dunnellon 352-489-3166 Saturday Reconciliation 3:30 PM Saturday Vigil . . . . 4:30 PM Sunday . 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Sunday Spanish............ Noon Mon. Thru Fri . . . . 8:00 AM Holy Days 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM www.stjohncc.com MASSES Catholic Community of St. John the Baptist Father Jean H. Desir, Pastor 000CHQO 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. First Congregational United Church of Christ 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 000DKHM 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 000DNVW The Church On The Hill 5 miles North of Dunnellon US Hwy 41 at Highway 40 489-5881 www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com 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 Romeo Baptist Church Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Disciple Training 5:00 PM Pastor R.D. Hess (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 000DNVM 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 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 000DKHD GATHERINGS A 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 000DNMR

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000DNLP Cole Fagan, wrestlingThe sophomore grappler, in his second season, posted an 11-2 record in the past week of competition. Fagan, the son of Kevin Fagan, went 3-0 at the Tigers home quad meet Jan. 9, and posted an 8-2 record Jan. 11 and 12 at the Nature Coast Tournament. Brianna Bowman, Competitive Cheer Bowman has recently attempted flying for the squad for the first time. She has been exceptionally brave, and ready to try new stunts, Dunnellon coach Suzanne Wallace said. Although she is new to this position, she is eager to learn, and puts forth consistently positive effort. Brianna Bowman Cole Fagan DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS RIVERLANDSPORTSRiverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 9 Little League sign-ups under wayDunnellon Little League will have player registration from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 18, Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25 as well as from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Dunnellon Little League Sports Complex. Try-outs will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dunnellon Little League Sports Complex. Major Division Baseball and Softball will be from 9 a.m. to noon; Minor Division Baseball and Softball will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Alternate try-outs will be Feb. 2. Farm League try-outs will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. For more information, visit www.eteamz. com/dlln.Golf course starts new leagueRainbows End Golf Club has started a Thursday afternoon 9hole Scramble League. The league, open to the public, tees off at 3 p.m. Golfers are paired into A, B, C, and D groups to make up foursomes. Cost is $17 for nonmembers and $10 for members, which includes fees, cart, closest to hole prize and winners payout. Dinner is available afterward at a cost of $7.50 per person. For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at 489-4566.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 1Mile 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. For more information or to register, visit drcsports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-8614502.UW to host annual St. Paddys Day 5KUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program will host a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Ocala City Hall to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 11, and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. For more information, call Tina Banner at 352-732-9696. SPORTS BRIEFS Lady Tiger hoopsters roll to four straight win The Dunnellon High School girls basketball team continues its march toward the postseason with plenty of momentum. The Lady Tigers won their fourth straight and seventh consecutive district game with a resounding 59-24 victory Monday night at Hernando. Freshman Tyra Thomas led Dunnellon with 15 points, while senior Tanika Jackson added 13 points, four assists and three steals. The Lady Tigers also received strong contributions from Devin Bergdoll, who had 11 points, and Sierra Oliver who had 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. Dunnellon has won four of its past fives games. All four victories have come in critical District 5A-7 matchups in which the Lady Tigers have improved to 12-9 overall and 7-2 in District 5A-7, leaving them in first place, ahead of Crystal River (42) and Tavares (5-3). Dunnellon has one district contest remaining, a matchup at Nature Coast Technical at 7:30 p.m. today. On Friday night, Dunnellon recorded a 53-45 victory against Dunnellon in first place in district JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Ready to roam JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News file photoDunnellon standout Connor Wentz dives into the end zone against Lecanto during the Tigers preseason classic against the Panthers. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Wentz gave a verbal committment to North Dakota State University where hell play H-Back for the Bison, who have won the past two FBS National Championships. Wentz signs with North Dakota St. Connor Wentz might soon be catching passes from his cousin like the days of old when the two would play football at family gatherings. Thats because the senior standout recently gave North Dakota State University his verbal commitment to play for the Bison starting in the fall. Wentzs cousin, Carson, is a redshirt freshman for NDSU, which just won its second consecutive FCS National Championship this past season. The FBS was formally considered the NCAA Division I-AA, until NCAA officials realigned the divisions several years ago. In the past three seasons, the Bison have gone 37-6. Overall, the program has won 10 national titles, including the past two. Its exciting, said Wentz, who said hell likely play an H-Back position for the Bison. The HBack position is a hybrid role of sorts in which Wentz will line-up as a tight end, full back or slot receiver. They have a really big tradition up there, a very storied tradition. Because they dont have any professional teams in North Dakota, they have a very big following. Its a big program. Im looking forward to the challenge and being a part of the team. During his storied career with the Tigers, Wentz was pivotal two-way threat on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-3, 240-pond senior caught 14 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown this past year, while rushing for 27 yards on nine carries. For his career, Wentz had 48 receptions for 478 yards and nine TDs. The Bison expect a large contingency of players back from their back-to-back championship team, Wentz said. He noted NDSU will lose just eight seniors from its roster. He knows playing time might be tough to come by his freshman campaign, but hes prepared for it. Redshirting might be best, he said, explaining hed gain an extra year of eligibility. Itll give me the time to adjust to college, learn how to manage my time better and become a better player. It would be nice to be on the sidelines, but Im willing to do what it takes to help the team out. Dunnellon coach Frank Beasley praised Wentzs decsions. What a great opportunity for Connor, Beasley said about Wentz, who has a 4.65 weighted grade point average. He will be joining a team that is coming off back-to-back FCS National Championships. He is one of the most physical and relentless players we have had here over the past eight years. He is right up there with the Lerentee McCray, Terrence Brooks, Bubba Black and some of the other great players we have had the opportunity to work with. The guy is a football player and I wish I could coach him four more years. The kid just gets it. I hate to see him go so far away from Dunnellon, but these are opportunities you just cant pass up. Wentz, who is also a standout baseball player, hasnt made the decision if we wants to continue his baseball career with the Bisons. Id like to, but its a lot of time committment, so Ill have to see how everything goes. Id like to play, but perhaps if it was a the (designated hitter. Tigers earn nods in All-Star contest Washington, Wentz to play in Border WarsIts not quite Georgia vs. Florida. OK, it is, but perhaps not on the same level as the two SEC powers when they collide in Jacksonville as part of the Worlds Greatest Cocktail Party. But Border Wars, Georgia vs. Florida, an all-star game pitting some of the best prep players from Southern Georgia and Northern Florida might be a close second. For the second straight year, Dunnellon High School will be represented in the high school all-star game; however, not only did the Tigers land one representative for this years contest, they landed two. Both Connor Wentz and Dana Washington earned Boys soccer ends winless streakJunior Austin Ryan powered the Dunnellon High School boys soccer team to its first win of the season, a 2-1 victory Jan. 7 against The Villages. Ryan scored both goals for the Tigers, ending a year-and-half winless streak for the program, according to coach Hans Vreibal. The team played again Friday, Jan. 11, for a rescheduled game against North Marion. In the heat of the action, three Tigers, Joseph Fernandez, Jesse Wallace and Tyler Wilder, ended the night with injuries all relating to the ankle as Dunnellon fell 3-0 against the Colts. The boys team begins district play next week.Girls team ties The Villages, 2-2The Dunnellon Girls soccer had six games in the past week and a half to end the regular season. After returning from winter break, the Lady Tigers had two games against Belleview and West Port on Jan. 3 and 4, respectively. The first game against Belleview ended with a 9-1 mercy-rule loss. Elizabeth Wright scored Dunnellons lone goal with an assist by Alysha Johnson. The Lady Tigers lost 4-1 to West Port. Four matches were played the week of Jan. 7, one of which concluded with a tie and the others losses. On Jan. 10, Senior night, against The Villages, the Lady Tigers earned a 2-all draw. Both Paige Volker and Johnson scored off of penalty kicks. The girls traveled to Belleview this week to compete in the district playoffs.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 6 to 12 year-olds. 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 3-5. To register for the league, visit www.ymcasuncoast.org and download the form on the Citrus County page or call 352-637-0132. SPORTS BRIEFS JEFF BRYAN Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See ALL-STAR page 10 See HOOPSTERS page 10 Dana Washington

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coveted spots in the contest. Kick off is slated for 2 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, Ga. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 each. Wentz burst onto the scene as a freshman, earning playing time at the varsity level. His level of play excelled each season, earning him praise from his coaches as well as numerous accolades throughout his prep career. Im really excited about the opportunity to play against the caliber of talent in the game, Wentz said. Its a big deal to play with and against some of these guys who are going onto the college level to play. Wentz said hes honored he and Washington were chosen this season. I remember when A.J. (Basso) was picked last year, he said. He was pretty excited. Now I know what he felt. Its certainly something I wasnt expecting, but Im going to go out there and give it my all. Washington spent three of his four years in the Tigers program. The standout defensive end played for West Port High School his junior season before making his way back into the Tigers fold for his senior campaign, which was highly impressive. It feels good, the 6foot-1, 245-pound Washington said of earning a spot on Team Florida. I worked hard all year. I feel like I deserve to play in it, but I certainly wasnt expecting it. It feels really good to be picked, its even better that Connor is going, too. Washington likened the upcoming experience of playing with some of the Sunshine States best players against some of the best in Georgia to that of the Florida vs. Georgia contest. Its going to give me a college experience playing with a lot of different players, said Washington, who led the Tigers with 10.5 sacks and recorded 73 tackles this past season. Thats unique. It kind of reminds of the Florida-Georgia. Its a big game with a lot of talented players. Washington knows playing time will be limited because of the sizable roster, but hes hoping to make a lasting impression. He said hes hopeful of making three to four tackles along with one or two sacks. Thatll be good, said this years team co-defensive MVP. Its going to be tough, because I know theres going to be a lot of players rotating in and out of the game. But Im looking forward to it. Washington said hes getting some offers from colleges, especially the likes of North Carolina A&T, but admitted he has to retake the ACT in February, which will slow down his college application process during the signing period. I just want to get my education and be able to play football, he explained. Eustis at home with Jackson leading the way. The senior guard had 25 points with Oliver adding 13 points. Freshmen Tyra Thomas chipped in five points to help the Lady Tigers edge Eustis. She played another solid game, Dunnellon coach Tony Maldonado said about Jackson. Sierra has been very good from behind the arc since hitting a pivotal 3-point shot in the victory against Crystal River. I think (Eustis) is a dangerous team and we will have to be ready for them if we cross paths at districts. On Thursday, Dunnellon knocked off the Lady Bulldogs, 42-32, to break a three-way tie for first place, which the Lady Tigers had previously shared with Tavares and Crystal River. Dunnellons defense keyed the critical victory, as the Lady Tigers rallied from a 19-18 half-time deficit, holding the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the third quarter to take a 31-19 lead entering the final period. Both teams scored 13 points apiece in the fourth quarter. Tanika Jackson, fresh off scoring a schoolrecord 43 points against Crystal River, paced Dunnellon with a game-high 21 points. She was 6-of-17 from the field and 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. She also had a team-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore Sierra Oliver added nine points and eight rebounds for the Lady Tigers, who shot 82 percent from the field against Tavares. Along with its final district contest, Dunnellon played Wednesday at Vanguard. The Lady Tigers also have match ups remaining against Trinity Catholic (Jan. 21), Forest (Jan. 22) and Lake Weir (Jan. 24) to close out the regular season. I am very pleased with the team right now, Maldonado said. They are playing good basketball; however, I am still looking for a complete game from tip to buzzer. The games coming up will test our character and see if we can step up to the plate when everyone in our district wants to knock us down.10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 000DQUK My New Old Chair Upholstery & Design Showroom 352-465-2225 Heidy Conde Quality Upholstery Custom Window Treatments & Home Decor Design & Color Consultation Vintage & Antique Furniture Florals & Accessories Blinds & Shutters We Also Do RVs, Boats & Outdoor Furniture 20625 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34431 000DOOX 0117-RLN PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT NOTICE OF COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE CHANGE HEARING TO CONSIDER ORDINANCE #ORD2012-07 LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE AMENDMENT #CPA2012-03 ORDINANCE #ORD2012-07, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUNNELLON, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO UPDATE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FOR THE CITY OF DUNNELLON; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Dunnellon City Council will hold a public hearing to consider Ordinance #ORD2012-07, proposed amendment to the Dunnellon Comprehensive Plan. This public hearing will be held at the following time and location: Dunnellon City Hall 20750 River Drive Dunnellon, FL 34431 January 28, 2013 5:30 p.m. The proposed Ordinance/Comprehensive Plan Amendment may be inspected by the public at City Hall, between the hours of 8am-4pm weekdays. Interested parties are encouraged to appear at these hearings and provide comments regarding the proposed report. Copies of this Ordinance are available free of charge at Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Drive, Dunnellon, Florida 34431, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. APPEAL: NECESSITY OF RECORD. Notice is given that if any person desires to appeal any action taken by the City Council at the above hearing, a verbatim record of the proceedings may be necessary. The City Council assumes no responsibility for furnishing said record, however, the hearings will be audio recorded by the City Council for public use. If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 352-465-8500. 000DQHB 000DOP0 The Friends Of The Dunnellon Public Library Presents Shari Blissett-Clark Shari Blissett-Clark sits on the board of Bat Belfrys, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Floridas bats through public education and habitat restoration. She serves on the boards of the Florida Native Plant Society and Brevard Botanical Garden. Shari, a child of a globetrotting military family moved to Florida in 1984. She became interested in bats when while sailing, she whipped the cover off the mainsail of her boat and was startled by bats bursting out of the sail causing Shari to leap into Matanzas Bay! After the paramedics left, Shari did some soul searching and decided to find out more about bats. She joined the Bat Conservation Internationals bat house researcher program to quickly learn that her fear of bats was based on myth and misconception...not facts. Shari discovered her passion for these fascinating little mammals and has been a bat advocate ever since. This program discusses bat facts, species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats and the overstated disease risks. It is a 1 hour program including Q&A Free To The Public Program Saturday January 19th -10:30am Library Meeting Room 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, Florida 34431 (352) 438-2520 000DRVS NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! NEW SUBSCRIBERS SALE! Valid on New Subscriptions only. In county only. Expires 12/13/13. Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone#: Email: payment enclosed bill me Clip, complete and mail to: STOP! No need to kiss frogs for an unbelievable deal... not when you can get an entire year of the Riverland News for... JUST $25 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE., DUNNELLON, FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com Golfer records hole-in-one Special to the Riverland NewsDon Godwin aced the ninth hole at Monday at Rainbows End Golf Club. Godwin recorded his hole-in-one using a 23-degree hybrid club on the 148-yard, par 3 hole. Witnesses were Frank Ross, Tom Leahy and Bonnie Leahy. HOOPSTERScontinued from page 9 ALL-STARcontinued from page 9

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 11 Police: Woman, 52, charged with disorderly intoxication A 52-year-old Dunnellon woman faces a charge of disorderly intoxication, a Dunnellon Police Department stated. According to the report, Dawn M. Metzler was charged with disorderly intoxication Friday night after the woman was seen causing a disturbance at Dragon Warrior Martial Arts at 11817 Illinois St. Officer Shane Yox noted in his report that Metlzer was told to remain where she was while officers spoke with Carlos and Sywia Gonzalez, the owners of the business, and the victims. According to the report, the Gonzalezes told authorities Metzler was screaming and telling them she was going to hit them. They also told law enforcement officials Metzler yelled profanities several times at them and three students. The Gonzalezes told Metzler they were going to call law enforcement at which time she told them, go back to Cuba. The report stated Cpl. Bruce Arnold and Officer Scott Houts arrived at the scene to assist Yox. While speaking with Metzler, she entered her residence. She then answered her door, the report stated, and told authorities she would not answer any questions. Officers could immediately smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath and body. Additionally, Metzler had slurred speech and trouble maintaining her balance. According to the report, Metzler was charged with disorderly intoxication and transported to the Marion County Jail without incident. Her bond was set at $500. Authorities, in their report, noted officers had responded to a similar incident involving Metzler earlier in the night. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Dunnellon Garden Club to meet Jan. 17The Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Dunnellon Womans Club at 11756 Cedar St. Tim Crawford of Forest Grove Palms will be the guest speaker and he will discuss succulent plants, which are cold hardy. After the speakers talk, there will be a buffet and general meeting, which members will discuss the approaching annual Fashion Show, slated for Feb. 9 at First United Methodist Church. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Pam Ricker at 4893545.CEE meeting slated Jan. 17Citizens for an Engaged Electorate will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Williston Community Center. The public is invited. The primary agenda item is the Move to Amend coalition movement that seeks to amend the U.S. Constitution to: negate the concept of artificial entities (including corporations, unions, PACs and non-profits) as persons, and make it clear that spending money in elections is not free speech, thus ending the ability of individuals to buy our political process. Other items on the agenda include: the Water and Land Use Florida Legacy Amendment, voter registration for 2014 election and saving the USPS. For more information, email citizensengaged2012@gmail.com or call 352-465-4862. Conservation district to host tree give away Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will host its third annual Native Tree Give-away in recognition of Floridas Arbor Day. Marion SWCD will give away more than 1,500 trees, which include Longleaf Pine, Red Maple, Dogwood, Live Oak, Common Persimmon, Chickasaw Plum, and Riverbirch. Trees, available on a first come, first serve basis, will be given away starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the McPherson Government Complex Field. Experts will be available onsite to consult about proper planting techniques as well as about how and what trees to plant to attract wildlife. Related agencies and local business may also be present to assist in answering any questions you may have. For more information, call the Marion Soil and Water Conservation District office at 352-6223971, Option 3. RS Garden Club to meet Jan. 24The Rainbow Springs Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the American Legion Hall, 10730 U.S. 41, just north of Wal-Mart. Debe Johns, herb grower, will give a presentation about herb culture. Bring your extra plants for the Grow and Share table, and be sure to sign in to be included in the Plant of the Month door prize drawings. 50-25-25 tickets will be sold and refreshments will be available for a small donation. Annual membership (September through May) is $10. Guest fee is $5 per visit for two visits, after which you become a member. For more information, call Barbara Roberts at 489-9680.Registered Nurse Retired (RNR) meeting slatedThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Inverness Golf & Country club. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11. Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart & Vascular Center will be the guest speaker. The charity of the month will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 23, by calling Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677.Friends of the Library to host one-day saleThe Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host a oneday sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Books, both hardcover and paperback, will be 50 cents each. A bag of books will be $2. All proceeds benefit the Dunnellon Public Library The Dunnellon Public Library is at 20351 Robinson Road. For more information, call 438-2520.Garden club to host annual Fashion ShowThe Dunnellon Garden Club will present its 17th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40, Dunnellon. The show will feature fashions from The Cotton Club of Crystal River. Door prizes, a Chinese Auction featuring beautiful gift baskets and a 50/25/25 drawing will be offered. Proceeds from the Fashion Show will help fund the Dunnellon Garden Clubs Forever Scholarship Fund at Central Florida College, as well as assist other charities in the community. For tickets and information, call Sandy Robinson at 489-2785.Horses for Hospice Trail Ride slatedHospice of Marion County will host its 13th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Saturday, Feb. 16, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, beloved Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and former Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend two to three hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch, live entertainment and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352854-5218. COMMUNITY BRIEFS Dawn Metzler A night to celebrate community acheivements ABOVE: Post Commander John Taylor, left, and Sam Scott, chat with Scotts wife, Linda, during the social hour Saturday night at the annual Chamber of Commerce Installation/Awards Dinner at the Rainbow River Club. Mayor Nathan Whitt, left, chats with Kal LEFT: Patel and Tapan Vora, the owner of Dunnellon Pharamcy. For more pictures, see next Thursdays paper.Photos by JEFF BRYAN Riverland News City Council fills board vacancies The Dunnellon City Council filled voids Monday night on the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission, and unlike in past years, officials had more candidates to choose from, making the choices tougher. Overall, a total of 12 candidates six for the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission submitted paperwork to fill the current voids, which serve as advisory positions to the City Council. The Council approved the following appointments to the Historic Preservation Board: Linda Fernandez as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. Her term will expire Jan. 14, 2016. Fernandez recently serving a partial term and was eligible for full term. Dane Myers as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. His term will expire Feb. 13, 2016. Doris Magursky as a regular member of the Historic Board, effective Jan. 14. Her term will expire Jan. 9, 2015. She is filling the unexpired seat previously held by Jeani Cowan. The Council selected Norm Lambert and Viola Soffe as alternates. Lambert is the first alternate, while Soffe is the second alternate. Her term is slated to expire in February. The Council approved the following appointments to the Planning Commission Board: Wilber Vanwyck as a regular member of the effective Jan. 14, with his term to expire Jan. 14, 2016. Paul Cowan as a regular member of the Planning Commission, to complete the remainder of David Lewis unexpired term effective Jan. 14 with the position to expire Feb. 13, 2015. The Council selected Tracy Fero and Cathy Vitone as the first and second alternates, respectively. In other action, the Council: Approved a purchase request for $10,500 with Hometown Auto Mart for a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Extended Cab Truck to be used as a service vehicle for a technician with Greenlight Communications. Approved a purchase request for $35,521 with Tyler Technologies for financial software services, hardware, consulting, installation and training. Approved a purchase request for $24,468.75 with Sunstate Meter & Supply for additional radio read meters as part of the citys continuing conversion of water meters to radio read meters. Approved a bid for $8,470.14 with the PS Group for engineering services for Rolling Acres as part of the expansion of Greenlight Communications. Approved a bid for $30,000 with C&B Cable for drop installations in Rolling Acres. An original request was made for $20,000 on Sept. 24, 2012; however, officials asked for an increase of $7,768 Nov. 13, 2012. This amount will complete will allow workers to complete the build out. Approved a bid for $90,235.50 with C&B Cable for drop installations in Rolling Ranch Estates. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News always be my babe. After Baker spoke to a crowd of more than 150, she went to Lays casket, leaned in and spoke a few words before giving him one final kiss before he was later laid to rest at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. Lays grandfather, Charles Jefferson, spoke about his grandsons impact on others. My gosh, he touched so many lives, Jefferson said, fighting back tears during his remarks. He wanted us to feel good, so I know he wants you all to feel good today. Dont ever forget him. Thank the Lord for his time being here. Robert Lay, his father, spoke about the bond he shared with his son, but admitted he was remiss in not being there more for either Kyle or Demetri. Kyle was an amazing boy, I appreciated every moment with him, he said. Unable to fight back his tears, Robert Lay, broke down as he thanked those who had been a part of Kyles life. He was loved by each and every person in here, he said. Thank you for being a part of my sons life. After speaking about Kyle, he told Demetri, if he needed him, he would be there for him, If you want me, Ill be here for you, he said as they shared a long embrace afterward. Upon sharing a hug with his father, Demetri spoke about his brother. He was a good brother, a good son, a good friend, he said. Demetri recalled how his brother would always wear his boots with the jeans tucked in. He always, always did that, he recalled. It never did make sense to me, but I guess that was his style, and he would have been lost without his cell phone. I can remember the times when Id see the glow from it and him pacing back-and-forth in the yard. He always had it with him. Demetri thanked all of those for their support the past week and for their bond with Kyle. You all meant so much to him, he said. I know he was loved by so many in this room. Toward the end of the funeral, a representative from the Marion County Sheriffs Office pinned an honorary badge on Kyle, because of his desire to one day pursue a career in law enforcement. Upon graduation, Kyle had hope to join the U.S. Army and be in the military police. Then Sgt. Kevin Gunter, an instructor in Dunnellon Highs Junior Air Force ROTC group, pinned Kyles rank on. After remarks from Kyles pastor, family members said their last goodbyes to Kyle as he was laid to rest at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Jan. 8 Winners: 1. B. Quigley,, 4,810; 2. J. Bozak, 4,760; 3. B. Barnes, 4,350; 4. R. Fitterman, 4,290. Slams: J. Bozak and R. Davis, 6 spades, doubled and made. Results from Dec. 18: Winners: 1. W. Hannington, 4,900; 2. B. Barnes, 4,560; 3. M. Morales, 4050; 4. T. Vasey, 3,400. No slams. BRIDGE SCORES FA REW ELL continued from page 1

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES f youre looking for delicious ways to bring more nutrition to the family table, its hard to beat broccoli. Broccoli is on mos t top 10 lists of superfoods, and packs a lot of nutrients in each bite. Easily incorporated into a variety of dishes, broccoli offers a great way for busy families to eat healthy on a daily basis, said Rachel Brandeis, registered dietitian. For an extra nutrient boost, try these recipes made with Eat Smart Benefort broccoli. Brandeis said, Benefort broccoli pro vides more phytonutrient glucoraphanin, which natu rally strengthens your antioxidant enzyme levels to help maintain the anti oxi dant activity of vitamins A, C and E in your body. These vitamins protect your body from potentially damaging free radicals and environmental stresses. Benefort broccoli is available in the packaged produce section of grocery stores. Find out more at www.EatSmartBeneforte.com. IRoasted BroccoliServes: 4 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 3garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 2tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1tablespoon lemon juice 1teaspoon lemon zest 3tablespoons grated Parmesan 3tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1teaspoon chopped basil (optional) Preheat oven to 425F. In large bowl, toss broccoli with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Place broccoli in a single layer on baking sheet. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once during cooking, until crisptender. Remove broccoli immediately to serving bowl and toss with lemon juice and zest, Parmesan, pine nuts and basil. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve hot. Broccoli and Fresh Tomato PizzaYield: 1 pizza (serves 6 to 8) 1 whole wheat 12-inch ready-tobake pizza crust 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup shredded mozzarellaprovolone cheese blend, or 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella and 1/3 cup shredded provolone 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets (raw and quartered) 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped coarse Preheat oven to 450F. Place pizza crust on cookie sheet. Pour olive oil into small pan; heat and add garlic. Stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to small cup to cool. Pour garlic olive oil mixture over crust, distributing evenly. Sprinkle mozzarella-provolone blend evenly over crust. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over top of mozzarellaprovolone blend. Place broccoli on top of cheese; distri bute evenly. Place tomatoes on top of pizza; distribute evenly. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; let sit for 2 minutes before slicing and serving.Broccoli Stir-FryServes: 4 1teaspoon vegetable oil 2shallots, peeled and thinly sliced 4garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 1cup assorted Asian mushrooms (maitake, white buna-shimeji, enoki, yellow foot, shiitake) 1/2head Napa cabbage, shredded 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 1 1/2cups snow peas 1red bell pepper, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Sprouts for garnish Heat large saut pan with oil over med ium high heat. Cook shallots until translucent, about 2 minutes, add garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook until liquid dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, broccoli, snow peas and bell pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Top with sprouts. Serve immediately.Broccoli with Fusilli and Red Pepper Serves: 6 to 8 1 1/2cups of Eat Smart Benefort broccoli florets 3teaspoons salt, divided 1/2pound fusilli pasta 4tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into long thin strips 1/2teaspoon garlic powder 1 lemon zest 1/8teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 1/2tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Freshly grated Parmesan (optional) Cook broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling water with 1 teaspoon salt. Remove from water with slotted spoon. Place in large bowl and set aside. In same water, cook pasta according to package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain well and add to broccoli. While pasta is cooking, in small saut pan, heat oil and cook sliced red pepper, garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Off heat, add 2 teaspoons salt, red pepper flakes, pepper and lemon juice. Mix and pour this over broccoli and pasta. Toss well. Season to taste, sprinkle with cheese (if using), and serve. For added protein, shred 1/2 of a cooked store-bought roasted chicken, then toss with pasta and serve. Broccoli Stir-Fry Roasted Broccoli Broccoli with Fusilli and Red Pepper Broccoli and Fresh Tomato Pizza Note: Cooking decreases the glucoraphanin content of Benefort broccoli as it does for all broccoli. The best way to get the health benefits from any broccoli is to eat it raw or lightly steamed. Relative percentage of glucoraphanin per serving of cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli:Cauliflower 1%1Kale 1%1Brussels Sprouts 13%1Cabbage 24%1Broccoli 100%1Benefort Broccoli 270%21 Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 85:681 (2005) relationship of the climate and genotype to seasonal variation in the glucosinolate-myrosinasa system. 2 Average glucoraphanin content in Benefort broccoli relative to market standard broccoli varieties assessed over 3 years in 23 locations.

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Yoga classes on tap at Dunnellon ElementaryCTAE will offer a yoga class from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Dunnellon Elementary School. There will be six classes in all beginning Feb. 7 and running through March 14. Lisa Bubba will be the instructor. She has more than 40 years of experience. The fee is $45 and registration takes place your first day in class. Participants will need an exercise mat and light hand weights. For detials, call Lisa Bubba at 489-8051.Marion Civic Chorale to offer scholarshipThe Marion Civic Chorale is offering the Grat L. Rosazza Scholarship to an area student with musical talent. The $500 scholarship is open to high school and community college students who are continuing their education in vocal music, music education or musical theatre. The winner will perform with the chorale during one of the spring concerts and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Application deadline is April 2. For more information, visit the chorales website at www.marioncivicchorale @tripod.com or contact Judy Crooks at 352-8120666, or email Jillvw50@ gmail.com.DHS Kiddie World has openingsAre you interested in a way to build your childs foundation for learning before kindergarten at a reasonable price? Dunnellon High Schools Kiddie World is looking for new little smiles to join the Kiddie World family. These services run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Cost is $10 a week. The Kiddie World programs offers an array of activities such as teaching centers, snack time, playground time, music, basic language skills (phonics) and math skills. For more information, contact Tracy Zellers at 465-6745.U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org. There will be no today, Friday or Monday at Dunnellon Middle School. Thursday is a scheduled teacher workday and Friday will be a a scheduled District In-Service day for teachers. All Marion County schools will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. School will resume normal hours Tuesday, Jan. 22. Tuesday will mark the official start of the second semester at Dunnellon Middle. Students enjoying elective classes will receive a new schedule in their first block class Tuesday with their second semester elective course selections. Elective courses include art, media production, career wheel, etc. The Dunnellon Middle girls and boys basketball teams will participate in an away game Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Horizon Academy in Marion Oaks. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will tip off at 5:30. Parents and friends are welcome to attend the game and cheer our teams on. Thank you to our teams for their dedication to their sport and to coach Bentle and coach Rumsey for sharing their love of the game and expertise with our young athletes. Students participating in the Academic Brain Bowl will have practice from 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, with Mr. Williams as they hone their skills for the upcoming Middle School Academic Brain Bowl competition, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Vanguard High School, 7 N.W. 28th St. The after-school practice and study our Dunnellon Middle School students have done to prepare for today will be given a work-out. All of us at Dunnellon Middle School are very proud of these young people representing Dunnellon Middle as its enters this academic competition for the very first time. Thank you to our parents who allowed their students to stay after school for practice missing family time; thank you to Mr. Williams, our DMS sponsor for the Academic Brain Bowl, for his guidance, sharing his knowledge and sharpening competition skills. Finally, thank you to the following students for their dedication to their education and representing their school in such a very positive way. They are: Megan Barde, Ariel Benjamin, Breanna Bergeron, Savannah Bond, Hunter Day, Hunter Gutierrez, Megan Howard, Shelby Meyers, Chandler Neal, Cameron Pike, Robert Reed, Christopher Ruiz, Kristen Starr and Trevor Vonseggern. Have fun and enjoy this wonderful opportunity of team play as you compete with your peers across Marion County. Good luck! Please note, the public is welcome to attend and support our DMS students. Attention parents of sixth-graders: In November 2012, each sixth-grade student received a fall health screening results letter sent home for parents review. In the envelope, some parents also received a letter referring their child for medical follow-up for a possible health problem. If you received a health referral letter and have not returned the bottom portion of the form to the DMS school nurse, a second reminder letter was sent home during the week of Jan. 7. Please follow up with your health care provider if you have not already done so and return the completed form to the clinic as soon as possible. These health results and parental follow-up are part of your childs permanent school record. If you have not received the initial screening results, follow-up letter or if you have a problem seeking follow-up care, call the nurse/clinic for assistance with this important issue. The Dunnellon Middle School members and advisors of our S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) would like to share this note of peace. In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s birthday, we would like you to take a moment and just recall the dream he had for our communities and our country. We acknowledge Dr. Kings life and work for peace, justice and equality for all. We ask that you take this time to think about what this noble man tried to do for his country and then think about a hope you would have for you, your family or your community. What small thing could you change in your daily life that would help to continue this dream to invoke peace and nonviolence within our communities? Keep the dream alive.SCHEDULE OF EVENTSThursday, Jan. 17 to Monday, Jan. 21 No School. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Second semester begins today. Wednesday, Jan. 23 4:30 p.m. Girls basketball at Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. 5:30 p.m. Boys basketball at Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks. Thursday, Jan. 24 3:50 to 4:50 p.m. Academic Brain Bowl Practice in Mr. Williams Room Saturday, Jan. 26 8:30 a.m. to noon Middle School Academic Brain Bowl Competition at Vanguard High School, 7 N.W. 28th St., Ocala. Parents and students welcome to attend the competition. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 Riverland NewsTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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. 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. HERNANDOCitrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ KINGs LAND CLEARING & TREE SERVICE Complete tree & stump removal hauling, demo & tractor work. 32 yrs. exp. ( 352 ) 220-9819 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Changes of Life Home Services, Inc. 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If youve ever wondered about or considered such a program or school for your child, come learn whats so attractive about these highly competitive programs at a special Magnet Expo set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event takes place at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 1614 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. See exhibits from Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary and Madison Street Academy, Oakcrest Elementarys International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, Reddick-Collier Elementarys Cambridge Program, Howard Middles AAIT (Advanced Academics Integrated Technologies) and IB Programs, North Marion Middles Cambridge Checkpoint Program, Belleview and North Marion Highs AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Program, Forest Highs EMIT (Engineering, Manufacturing Institute of Technology) Program, Lake Weir and Vanguard High schools IB Programs, Dunnellon Highs Power Generation Academy, and West Port Highs MCCA (Marion County Center for the Arts) and Early College Programs. These are all magnet schools or programs in Marion County. MTI will also display its by-application-only programs to potential students and parents. No advance registration is required, and anyone from the public is invited to attend. For more information, call Expo Coordinator Julie Shealy at 352671-7720. Special to the Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 17, 2013 A15 Riverland NewsTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 665-1213 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. 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No exp. necessary. $550-$800 a week.Call Karen 352-436-4460 NEWSPAPER CARRIER WANTEDNewspaper carrier wanted for early morning delivery of the Citrus County Chronicle and other newspapers for home delivery customers. 3 to 4 hours per day. Must have insured and reliable vehicle preferable a van SUV, or pick up with a cap-Large enough to hold our Sunday product Apply in Person 1624 N Medowcrest Blvd, Crystal River Monday to Friday 8am -5pm Newspaper carriers are independent contractors, not employees of the Citrus County Chronicle Can Your Dig It? Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benefits Approved. 2 National Certifications. (866)362-6497 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Criminal Justice *Hospitality Job placement assistance.Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-203-3179 www .Centura Online.com LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE by Margaret Hockingberry. 500 ceramic pieces. $1000 OBO. Can be seen at 20451 Powell Rd Lot 115 Dunnellon(352) 489-0713 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 DUDLEYS AUCTION **Thurs Jan 10th** EST A TE ADVEN TURE AUCTION 3pm outside 6pm inside great auction with mix of furniture, tools, appliances, antiques, and more. THREE trailers to empty! www.dudleysauction. com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 DUDLEYS AUCTION *THREE AUCTIONS 1-15 STORAGE AUCTION 10am ON SITE @1925 W Main St, Inverness 14 units lock cut 5 min before each unit is sold. CASH Be like the tv shows with the gamble of what maybe. 1-17 ESTATE AUCTION 3pm outside House hold, Entire wood & Mechanics work shop, Wood Lathes, power washers rows of boxed merchandise. 5pm FIVE EST A TE VEHICLES 2004 Honda S2000 garage kept toy w/on 750miles Collector sports car, 2006 VW GTI hatchback 60+K 2002 VW Eurovan Camper18k,(these 3 cars from 1 estate) 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL loaded 64K, 2012 Kia Forte ONLY 1,850 miles. All Estate Vehicles GREAT OPPORTUNITY to buy. 6pm Inside Quality furniture, Knives, Jewelry, Large Power tools 1-19 AUTOGRAPH AUCTION 11am Celebrity & Sports, Live & On Line everything from golf to Rock& Roll. Bats, balls, Albums, photos, books, cards & more from Hendrix to Tiger. www.dudleys auction.com 637-9588 10%BP Au2267 AB1667 Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 WELLPUMP MIRES 1 HPpump with 80 ft of 2 inch pipe. $95 (727) 421-5371 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, NEW, neverused$975. CHERRY, BEDROOM SETsolid wood, new in factory boxes$895 Original price $6500, Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. DUNNELLONMulti-Family Thurs. Fri. & Sat 9-until costume jewlry, collectibles, THIS & THAT 20249 SW 54th Street GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan.. 26th 9-5p Sun. Jan. 27th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 Private PastureStall & Tack Room Special $150. mo. Also Regular Pasture, $75. mo. (352) 528-5557 INGLIS/DUNNELLON AREAFOR LEASE 3/2 Furn. $675 mo +utilities. 7 miles west of Dunnellon on HWY 40. No smoking, Service animals only (352) 447-3227 DUNNELLON Rainbow Lakes Estates, 2/2/1,Spacious & Nice $650. month.(352) 598-3512 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. (800)843-7537 www .sunsetranches.com Quiet Country Sett ing 3/2 on 2 acres mol Approx. 1750 sq ft LA front porch, Lg rear screened porch, Patio, 24x30 Steel Building, Steel Carport -great for boat storage, etc. Fenced and crossfenced, Built in 2003 Nice Oaks, Wooded, Citrus Springs area only 20 Min. to Ocala $129,900 Call 352-302-6784 for appt. Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403www.riverlandnews.com

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