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Title: Riverland news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Dunnellon FL
Dunnellon, FL
Publication Date: 01-31-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Marion -- Dunnellon
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General Note: "The newspaper built on community pride."
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 14, no. 36 (Apr. 11, 1996).
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Thursday, January 31, 2012Vol 31 No. 1575 cents WHATS HAPPENING Womens Club to host Soup-A-Thon Feb. 2The Womens Club of Dunnellon will host its annual Soup-AThon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at its Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Various kinds of homemade soup will be available as well as a bake sale. Sit down, all-you-can-eat will be $7, which will include bread, butter, iced tea or coffee. Take out will also be available. All proceeds from the sale will sponsor local charities. For more information, call Treva Matthews at 489-4512. 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. Dunnellon Oaks HOA meets, elects boardThe Dunnellon Oaks Home Owners Association met for the first time Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dunnellon Public Library. There was a large attendance present to participate in discussion of community needs and concerns. The new group adopted by-laws and also elected officers for the ensuing year. Those elected were: Howard Bailey, president; Helen Bouillon, vice president; Loretta Bailey, secretary; Terry McCann, treasurer; George Kastner, director; David Romano, director; and Jacob Hytovick, director. Committees will include: safety, streets, rules and regulations, membership communication, community enhancement and general maintenance. Report: Woman fires shots during altercation A 41-year-old Dunnellon woman faces charges of aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon after she fired two shots during a Jan. 17 verbal altercation with her neighbor, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Jodie L. Sweeney faces both charges after she and her neighbor became involved in a verbal altercation involving their barking dogs. The report stated law enforcement authorities responded to the 18200 block of Southwest 27th Street in reference to the verbal dispute. When deputies arrived, they made contact with the victim, Fitzgerald H. Hailey, who told authorities he has had several disputes with Sweeney. Fitzgerald told officers he had his dogs loose in his back yard, which is fenced in. He added Sweeneys dogs were also loose in her back yard, which is also fenced in. According to the report, Fitzgerald told authorities Jodie L. Sweeney Council OKs tweak of bonds One done to save money; other to release funds In an effort to bolster cash flow for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the Dunnellon City Council on Monday night approved a deal that lengthened the life of the bond and the annual payment. As part of a renegotiated deal with Regions Bank in Orlando, the city extended the length of the Series B Bond from four to eight years while adding an extra year to the Series C Bond, which was slated to be paid in full within a year of its release date. However, city officials had delayed the payment for it this past November due to delays in the system wide launch of Greenlight Communications. According to documents provided by the city, the deal with Regions Bank is about the re-issuance of the Series B and C Bonds. The city and the bank, the documents state, have agreed to extend the maturities for the refunded bonds, but to keep the remaining terms the same. The agreement also states there are no new funds for the Greenlight system in this refunding. Instead maturities have been extended so that the yearly debt payments on these bonds are reduced to allow Greenlight to spread out debt payments, minimize early year expenses while the customer list grows and brings additional revenue into the system. According to the new agreement struck by the city and the bank, the city will make yearly payments, at an interest rate of 3.2 percent, from 2013 to 2019. City Manager Lisa Aligere explained the Series B bond payment, which is currently $595,000 per year, will be trimmed to $274,000 over the life of the bond, saving the city nearly $300,000 per year. According to the new Woman charged with aggravated assault, carrying concealed weapon without a permit Nearing the end CATHERINE JAGER/For the Riverland NewsKaila McKee brushes her steer, Pepper, as she prepares to show him at the annual Southeastern Youth Fair at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair week is Feb. 17 to 24. Pepper and McKee will be in the show ring at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, for the Steer show and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the Steer auction. DHS senor prepares for final showing at annual SEYF Editors Note: The annual Southeastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 17 to 24 at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The Riverland News will feature several high school students who are participating in the annual event in the coming weeks. With the kick-off to the 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair just weeks away, hundreds of local 4-H and FFA members are hard at work prepping their animals for fair. Putting the finishing touches on her record book, sending out buyers letters, and exercising her steer are just three of many responsibilities that Kaila McKee has while prepping for the fair. McKee is a senior at Dunnellon High School and the vice president of the Dunnellon High FFA chapter. She has been participating in the Southeastern Youth Fair since the seventh grade, showing heifers, steers, hogs, and also participating in the youth ambassador program. McKee was born and raised in Plant City, the Strawberry Capital of the World. Plant City is also home to some of the most successful FFA chapters in the state, so its safe to say that the FFA is in her blood. Her love of showing animals was discovered when she was a little girl. She started showing Tennessee Walking horses and when she was in middle school and became eligible to join the FFA, she started showing cattle. Her first steer was a Romanola Simmental, a very rare breed of cattle. At the beginning of her seventh grade year her family relocated to the Dunnellon area, where she was enrolled in Dunnellon Middle School. McKee immersed herself in the FFA program; helping with fundraisers, prepare animals for fair, participate in competitions, as well as prepare her own steer for the fair. Since her move she has been an active member and officer of the Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle FFA chapters. After middle school, McKee took a break from showing cattle and focused on helping expand the FFA program and excelling in her academic classes. Entering her senior year, she was determined to find the time to participate in her favorite part of the fair one last time. McKees steer is a Black Angus, named Pepper. She purchased him in late August 2012 and has been working with him and tracking his weight gain since then. At the beginning of this project Pepper weighed approximately 400 pounds and now, almost six months later, he weighs 890 pounds. For any senior participating in the youth fair, the final trip through the show ring is a bittersweet one. My favorite part of fair is seeing everyone together and seeing how their projects work out, McKee said. Im going to miss the experience the most, and seeing all the crazy looks I get when people see how gentle my steers can be and how much personality AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsCeci, left, and Jim Warner, are the owners of The Hitching Post Steakhouse Inc., which is at 5388 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. New steakhouse adds sizzle A lifetime of experience is brought to your table when you order a steak at the newly opened Dunnellon steakhouse. Jim Warner, owner of The Hitching Post Steakhouse Inc., has been around the atmosphere of a steakhouse all his life. I am what is known as a restaurant brat since I basically grew up in a restaurant, Warner explained. My parents had a restaurant in New Hampshire and, of course, it was a steakhouse. This eating establishment will be the fifth one owned by Warner. He also had a mobile kitchen in Jupiter, where he catered weddings, graduations and offered black tie cuisine. Although the eatery was purchased in late July, Warner was not able to open for business until the end of December due to obtaining the proper permits for changes in the building. We waited on the county for four months to open, just to get permits to make changes, he said. We wanted to change the walk-in to the outside to give me AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News HItching Post takes over at old Lombardos See SIZZLES page 15 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SHOTS page 3 CATHERINE JAGER For the Riverland News See NEARING page 15 See COUNCIL page 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 000DVQN Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Proudly announces the opening of an additional office for Marion Countys children and adults

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Report: Man, 22, faces multiple charges A 22-year-old Dunnellon man faces multiple charges after a traffic stop Jan. 18, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Khiry Svend Mells was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and tampering with evidence. The report stated Mells was spotted driving a brown Ford Crown Victoria driving 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. Mells stopped at a house in the 5000 block of Southwest 181st Court when authorities noticed a yellow object being tossed out of the passenger side window. Officials made contact with Mells and immediately detected a very strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the drivers side window and could see a small yellow bag, which was tied in a knot and formed a circle, on the front passenger seat. Through training and experience, the report stated, authorities noted illegal drugs are commonly packaged the same as the contents of the yellow bag. According to the report, authorities then noticed what appeared to be a black handgun on the drivers seat beside his right leg. Officials requested Mells exit the vehicle, advised him he was being detained and read his Miranda rights. The report stated Mells told authorities he has a concealed weapons permit for the handgun, a Glock 30 .45 caliber, and it was registered to him. When asked if there was anything illegal on him or in his vehicle, the report stated, Mells advised authorities there was nothing illegal. Officials also inquired about the smell of marihuana to which Mells told them several people use his car. According to the report, during a search of the vehicle another yellow bag was found in between the passenger seat and door, while another deputy located a bag in the driveway. Deputies, the report stated, asked Mells about the bags and be advised he did not know anything about them. The report stated deputies tested the substance, which had positive results for cocaine. According to the report, the three bags of cocaine weighed a total of 17 grams. Mells was transported to the Marion County Jail where he was booked on possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $20,000. However, on Jan. 23, Mells was charged with misuse of 911; cultivation of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a firearm during commission of felony; tampering or destroying with or fabricate material; possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed. His bond for the new charges was set at $67,000 As of press deadline Wednesday, Mells remained in the Marion County Jail. the dogs were running back and forth barking at each other when Sweeney exited her barn yelling and screaming while holding a black pistol in her hand. Fitzgerald added Sweeney then raised the weapon in his direction as well as that of his wife, a third witness and his animals before firing two shots that went into the woods, missing all of them. Fitzgerald told officers Sweeney began screaming she would kill all of them and their animals too, the report stated, at which time Fitzgerald, his wife and the third witness were able to gather the animals up and go inside his house. It was then, the report stated, they called authorities. Fitzgerald told officers he, his wife and the third witness were in fear for their lives, as well their animals. According to the report, authorities attempted to make contact with Sweeney at her residence with negative results. Officers were then approached by a neighbor who confirmed Sweeney was still in her home. The report stated Sweeney exited her house and began making statements, advised authorities she had discharged her firearm and relating events of the last several years. Sweeney also told deputies she had a gun and ammunition in her pocket. According to the report, authorities recovered an unloaded black Bryco Arms .380 Cal semi-automatic pistol and two loaded magazines from her outside jacket pocket. Deputies noted Sweeney continued to speak about the case with no prompting from authorities, including statements she had discharged her weapon but in the ground only. The report stated authorities, post Miranda, were able to conduct an audio and video recorded statement from Sweeney. Officers, in the report, noted during the interview Sweeney had difficultly following a singular thought process and did admit all of the animals were on their own property. Sweeney advised, again, she had discharged two rounds from her weapon to break up the dogs from fighting, the report stated, however, Sweeney could never describe how the dogs were fighting. Sweeney was transported to the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $8,000. She made bond Jan. 18. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 3 000DOOZ SUPER BOOK SALE (Participating in the Countywide individual Book Sale) All Proceeds Benefit The Dunnellon Pubic Library Saturday, February 2, 2013 Library Meeting Room, 10am to 4pm 1,000s of books every book 50 All Day in the Meeting Room Only $2 Bag of Books PLUS.... Stop in the Book Store 10:30am 2pm for every book 50 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, FL 34431 (352) 438-2520 000DRXH Friends Of The Dunnellon Pubic Library 000DR7U Seven Days A Week Rain or Shine Call to see how you can receive 2 Weeks Free352-563-5655 769453 The #1 Provider of News and Advertising Information in Citrus County Solution to puzzle on Page 15 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. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 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 Letter writer restates possible win-win stance for all partiesRe: Response to Joan Duggins letter in the Jan. 24 edition of the Riverland News. My letter in the Jan. 17 edition of the Riverland News was written for the purpose of finding a possible solution to the financial struggles the city has brought upon itself while lowering the water rates to an acceptable level. The concern of the city is revenue, revenue and revenue regardless of the source. My concern is a water bill my neighbors and I can afford and getting Dunnellon back to the nice place to live that existed when I moved here. Vindictiveness for past poor decisions by the city leaders does nothing to lower our water rates or remove the financial burden placed on the residents of the city of Dunnellon. The city leaders have an obligation to its residents to explore any reasonable possibility to resolve the financial crisis it has created. Only the city has the financial data to determine if the revenue lost by reversing the water rate increase can be offset by a potential increase to the Greenlight customer base. The city has a great deal to gain by at least exploring the possibility and the residents of Rainbow Springs could also benefit. Steve Block Rainbow Springs Can city officials better explain loss of water pressure? In your Jan. 17 edition, the Dunnellon Public Utility Service Director stated, in regard to the Dec. 9 Rainbow Springs water interruption, the pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) thus disputing any break in the water lines. How can he explain, that when opening my water faucet, I heard the water gurgle backwards into the line and my water heater started to make funny noises, which made me suspicious that air had entered into its tank. (My residence is at a relatively higher location.) We are either being sold on a wonderful low pressure story or the laws of physics had been vacated on that day. A never-ending Dunnellon Utility saga. Dr. W.T. BurnsDunnellon Road is a trashy trail to the dump There is a trail of trash to the dump these days, especially between 99th Place Road and the Citys future is on all of us I come from a long line of sports enthusiasts. My dad eats, sleeps and breathes for sports. You can ask him any trivia question and he can answer it. Hes like a walking sports encyclopedia, which made him extremely happy when my brother, Dominic, became a sports editor, a job which hes had for more than 30 years. Between the two of them, I dont think theres anything they dont know or arent aware of about that subject. Because of that Ive been surrounded by sports, sports talk and sports comments. I probably like football more than the average woman, especially when I have an interest in the team. Ive been a Gator fan as far back as I can remember. Florida is the college Dominic graduated from, but even before that, thats the team we rooted for. There have always been controversies when it comes to athletes. They just seem to go hand in hand. Who can forget Daryl Strawberrys struggles with addiction or Michael Vick and his notorious dog ring? There was a big uproar surrounding Muhammed Ali back in the 1960s when he converted to Islam and avoided the draft. Did you know there was a scandal back in the 1970s involving Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays for being doormen in an Atlantic City casino? I guess scandals and athletes is nothing new. So it shouldnt come as any surprise that Lance Armstrong has been taking performance enhancing drugs. Yet many of us, me included, are in shock. Yes, I believed him. Even in November when they stripped him of his medals I still believed him. But I think I was also the last person to believe in O.J. Simpson. My mother-in-law says I always see the good in people. She also stated thats not always a good thing. So I was crushed when I learned the truth. I was disappointed and disillusioned. Mighty Armstrong has struck out. Another hero who doesnt deserve our praise. Yet who are we to judge? He who lives in glass houses shouldnt throw stones. I guess any one of us could have found ourselves in the same position and, hopefully, we wouldve made the right decision. But who knows? And that leads me to the latest scandal involving Norte Dame linebacker Manti Teo. This is probably the craziest story Ive ever heard, and its different every time I hear it. Apparently, he was duped into believing his internet girlfriend was real. He believed this for more than a year. Not only him, but somehow he convinced his parents, his friends and all his teammates that she existed even though nobody had ever met her or spoken to her. 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. STATE OF THE CITY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY D o you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation. Social Security Q&A Question: Im planning to retire next year. I served in the Navy back in the 1960s and need to make sure I get credit for my military service. What do I need to do? Answer: You dont need to do anything to apply for the special credit for your military serviceit is added automatically. For service between 1957 and 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record at the time you apply for Social Security benefits. For service between 1968 and 2001, those extra military service credits have already been added to your record. So you can rest assured that we have you covered. Read our online publication, Cards and numbers Wonderful world of sports H appy New Year Dunnellon residents, friends and neighbors, I am settling into the position to which you elected me this past November and am learning as I go. I truly appreciate all the support that Ive gotten from everyone, regardless of who they voted for as mayor. I am very optimistic for our future. I see many exciting opportunities for our city and our neighbors in the New Year and beyond. It is time for our community to come together and move forward to make Dunnellon the very best that it can be. Working at crosspurposes against each other must end so we can all turn our focus toward listening to each other and finding common ground. Debates about water rates, city spending, red-light cameras and Greenlight Communications are all valid and healthy. However, Ive learned that we get nowhere when we cant listen to the other side. I campaigned on listening to all concerns, big or small, and I intend to do so. No matter which side youre on of whichever issue, I will listen and we will debate it fairly. If we all rally together on the challenges before us, I know well be stronger moving forward. Frankly, I have been against the Greenlight Communications project from the beginning. I didnt think it was wise for our small community to get into that type of highly competitive business. However, weve now invested nearly $10 million into the project, and we cant just walk away from that amount of investment. I am excited to report that every customer with Greenlight Communications whom Ive spoken to raves about the service. Theyre happy it saved them money and improved their internet capability. At this point, if it serves your needs, members of the community should utilize this local service. This is one issue that gets lost in the debate. The city and its residents own it, and we share in its success or failure. A few weeks ago, I met with a representative from the consulting firm, Burton and Associates, which has the task of developing rates and projections for both Greenlight Communications and the citys water and sewer systems. His current See LETTERS page 6 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Adon Williams Nathan Whitt Mayor See FUTURE page 6 See SOCIAL page 5

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Military Service and Social Security, at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs/10017.html. And when the time comes to apply for retirement, you can do it conveniently and easily at www.socialsecurity. gov/retireonline. Question: Ive been turned down for disability benefits. How do I appeal? Answer: Visit www. socialsecurity.gov and click on the Appeal a disability decision online link in the lefthand column. This is the starting point. There you can ask us to review our medical decision. There are two parts to the Internet appeal process: An Appeal Request Internet form; and An Appeal Disability Report, which gives us more information about your condition. You can complete both forms online. To appeal online, the only form you are required to submit is an appeal request (Part 1). However, we encourage you to submit an Appeal Disability Report (Part 2) because it will give us more information about you and help us process your appeal more quickly. The place to start is www.social security.gov. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Then the girlfriend dies. On the same day that his grandmother dies. Of course, he is heartbroken. Until he finds out that she never really existed. Sound like a movie of the week? I wonder how long before Nicholas Sparks writes the screenplay. So will we ever put our faith in an athlete again? Well, of course, we will. There are lots of role models out there. Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith and Drew Brees to name a few. We have our own Ernie Mills, right here from Dunnellon to look up to. Ill never forget Mills playing in the Super Bowl for the 1995 season. I was a devout Steelers fan from 1991 to 1996 when our local hero was part of the team. I went to school with his uncle, Clarence, who was one of my best friends. I quickly became a Cowboys fan in 1998 when he switched teams. He was a big part of the team making it to the Super Bowl. That was one of Dunnellons finest moments. Mills was an inspiration on and off the field. Russell and I had a big party that year to celebrate. We used to have really good Super Bowl parties back in the 1990s. Wed order 200 hot wings from Publix and wed have a betting pool winner every quarter. Those were fun nights. I dont remember why we stopped having them, but it probably had something to do with the game being on a Sunday night and it becoming too hard to get up for work the next day. Plus now when we party it involves cake and grandkids. But millions will be glued to the television set in a few days to watch either the game or the commercials, which are sometimes more entertaining. Im glad Ive had the opportunity to enjoy all these sports moments and meet many important sports figures thanks to my dad and my brother. We have the very best in sports and the very worst. And thats what keeps us coming back. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 5 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) 000DUTY 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 0 0 0 D N L T 000DW9W 000DVKX 000DVIA 000DOXT Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST JERSEY continued from page 4 SS checks must go electronic by March 1The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With one month remaining until the March 1 deadline before electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 800-3331795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. SOCI A L continued from page 4

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recycling center. It would very nice if pickup trucks could either cover their load or more firmly secure their trash. This ruins the appearance and property values of affected areas. Its really not fair to leave litter for civic-minded volunteers to collect. Perhaps its time to start enforcing littering statues, which would make some money for the county. Sandy RobinsonDunnellon Tribute to a heroic solider, manDid Lt. Col. Guy Donaldson chose the spot for his Memorial Service because it reminded him of his early childhood days in Alabama, fishing on the banks of a peaceful river or maybe the beautiful shades of green brought back memories of his days as an officer in the U.S. Army. Perhaps he wanted the warmth and beauty of the Rainbow River to comfort his family and friends as they bid their farewells. His wife, Phyllis, in her brief remarks spoke of how Donaldson would tell her that these past 12 years at Rainbow Springs had been some of the best of his life, fishing, playing golf and enjoying Florida. It was a lovely service with a gun salute from a U.S. Army honor guard, the playing of taps and presentation of the American flag to the family on behalf of a grateful nation. The Rev. Fulford offered some brief words and prayer then family, friends and neighbors spoke eloquently of their memories and experiences with Donaldson. The service closed with a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace followed by a shot of Drambuie cordial furnished to all attendees as Donaldsons final farewell toast to his friends. The following poem by A. Lawrence Vaincourt is offered as a tribute to Lt. Col. Donaldson with the deepest respect for his service to our country and the friendship we shared. He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, as he sat around the Legion, telling stories of his past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, in his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, all his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But well all hear his tales no longer for Guy has passed away. And the worlds a little poorer, for a soldier died today. He will not be mourned by many, just his family, and his wife, for he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life. Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way, and the world wont note his passing, though a soldier died today. When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state, while thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great. Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young. But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung. Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land a guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life? A politicians stipend and the style in which he lives are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives. While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all, is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small. Its so easy to forget them for it was so long ago, that the Guy Donaldsons of our country went to battle, but we know, It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys, who won the freedom that our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand, would you want a politician with his evershifting stand? Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend his home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end? He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin, but his presence should remind us we may need his like again, for when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldiers part is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor while hes here to hear the praise, then at least lets give him homage at the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say, Our Country is in Mourning, for a Soldier Died Today. Rest in Peace friend. Roy CoombesDunnellon projections show Greenlight starts to generate revenue by the end of 2014. However, I am a realist, and I know projections arent certainties. There is a breaking point for this utility: 2014. If we have not reached our goal by then, we must face reality. In my view, we need to come together as neighboring communities to make that projection happen as soon as possible or risk losing our $10 million investment. If we can turn many of our negative feelings into positive, pro-active ones, we could get Greenlight to profitability even sooner. Then, with help from the city council, we could see taxes as well as water and sewer rates be reduced. Another important takeaway from the meeting with the consultant was that within six months after Dunnellon became the service provider, Rainbow Springs residents had dropped water consumption about 40 percent. I have a degree in watershed policy and from a conservation standpoint, this one really resonated. I love to hear when we can conserve water and especially when its directly affecting our precious spring. Unfortunately, it came at a heavy cost, as it usually does with conservation measures. Now there are 200 or more new un-metered wells, numerous sinkholes popping up in yards and an untold, un-metered number of gallons flowing onto residents yards. In hindsight, there never should have been any surcharge. We are all in this together, and we should all pay the same rates regardless whether we are city residents or live outside the community. The stance I wish the city had taken, should have been to focus on the conservation side of the new tiered-rate structure, urging people to consider the importance of conserving water. After all, tiered rates are designed to encourage conservation. Thats why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) was mandating that Rainbow Springs utility comply. It has been mandated by this state water district that all utilities develop a tiered-rate, conservation-based, rate structure. They didnt mandate where to set the tiers, just that tiers be implemented. From what Ive been told, SFWMD was threatening the previous owner of the Rainbow Springs utility with a shut-down unless they did comply. Unfortunately, Im not sure that this information was made as public as it should have been, nor was the increased rate and how it would be structured. To mitigate Rainbow Springs residents concerns, we could have offered a six-month grace period to allow affected residents time to understand the new rate structure. We should have offered rebates for lowflow toilets, shower heads, etc., and rebates on irrigation meters. We all have the choice between conserving water and preserving our springs. No matter what, we need a healthy debate on this issue. My city water bill has increased 1,000 percent in the past decade. What price are we willing to pay to conserve water and preserve our springs? Paying more for water and conserving usage is an unfortunate reality for all of us, no matter where we live. Water is our most precious commodity. We cannot neglect that fact. We can also not neglect the fact that the city has been borrowing capital to create revenue-generating projects. Like almost everyone else in government throughout the country, after the economic downturn, the city of Dunnellon was looking at lost revenue from plummeting property values and lowered property tax revenues. As with any government, it was working with a small margin of income versus expense. When the city lost a large portion of tax revenue, officials started looking elsewhere for it. However, instead of reducing spending, we increased borrowing and spending to fund these revenue-generating projects. This was a huge bet on our future, and in this case, were still waiting to see if it will pay off. My take is that it must. We now have no choice. Our money and our future hang in the balance. Although I was not a member of the Council that approved those loans and expenditures, I will do everything in my power to help our city succeed. I am the one who decided to step up and run for this most important position, and I am the one who will take full responsibility for my votes on council. I am also very confident that we can all come together and listen to one anothers views regardless of our original positions. I will listen to your views, and I hope you will listen to mine. We need to hear all points of view and find common ground. I welcome residents from Dunnellon and our neighbors to participate in as many meetings as you can. The dates and times are available on the website www.Dunnellon. org. God Bless You All and Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DVKI Butler Multi Service, LLC 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 352-465-1431 000DVCX 15 Black & White Copies 30 Full Color Copies Wills, Deeds, P.O.A. Available 000DVJM 000DNKQ T r i n i t y T r i n i t y Trinity V i l l a s V i l l a s Villas Senior Citizen Complex Taking applications for studio & 1 bedroom apartments. Rent is based on income. Preference given to persons with extremely low income levels. Applicants must be 62 years o r older or require the features of an accessible unit and also meet other qualifying factors of the resident selection criteria. Please call for info. 352-694-5507 TTY 800-995-8771 000DNLC 11371 N. Williams St., Suite 1, Dunnellon Stylists: Terry, Tabitha, Debbie, Ron & Lori Thank you to all our patrons and future clients! (352) 465-1188 A Paul Mitchell Salon 000DVJH 000DW7Q 19773 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE.DUNNELLON 547-4777ON THE RAINBOW RIVER 3821 NW HWY. 27OCALA 237-1777 OFF I-75 FREE APPETIZER SAMPLE With Purchase of 2 Entres Not valid with NY Strip Special or sandwiches. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. $13.99 Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 1 OFF ANY SANDWICHCoupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon $ 3 OFF ANY TWO ENTRES Not valid with NY Strip Special, sandwiches or burgers. Coupon required. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Expires 3/11/13. Hwy. 27 & Dunnellon FUTU R E continued from page 4 LETTE RS continued from page 4 Community Thirft Shop in need of volunteersThe Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop has openings for volunteers during the winter months. The shop welcomes full time and winter residents. The Thrift Shop is at 20815 W. Pennsylvania Ave., across from the Blues Brothers statues and is manned entirely by volunteers. The goals of the Thrift Shop are to present merchandise at reasonable prices and donate the profits back to the community. 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 three-hour shifts weekly or as a substitute on an occasional basis. For more information, call Joann McCullough, president, at 465-7018. Ocala Lions Club to host pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities. Friends of the Library to meet Feb. 5The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Library Meeting Room at the Dunnellon Public Library 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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agreement struck by the city and the bank, a principle installment of $200,000 shall be paid in November 2013 on Series C Bond with the remaining balance to be paid in full by November 2014. Not only did the City Council approve the reissuance of the Series B and C Bonds for Greenlight Communications, it approved the refunding of the 2010 Bond for $7,426,179.10 in relation to the citys water/sewer project that was recently completed. According to City Manager Lisa Algiere, $4 million of the bond will be repaid by the state for the project, which was completed late last year. The remaining $3plus million will be used to fund utility projects approved by the Council earlier this year. One of those projects includes replacing the citys main water line along U.S. 41. According to the agreement with Regions Bank, the resolution agreed to by the Council, extends the draw down period on the original bonds so that the city can draw down the full amount of proceeds from the 2010 Bond. The payment schedule, as provided by documents, states the city will make payments beginning in 2012 and to last until 2025. In other action, the Council: Approved an ordinance approving a comprehensive plan amendment for Boger Farms, which officials approved the annexation of 500.8 acres in August 2012. Per the amendment to the comprehensive plan, the city wanted the future land use element to be agricultural. Approved a purchase order with Utility Service Company Inc. for $8,049.31 for a water tank inspection for Tower 2, Well 3. According to city officials, its part of the process for the annual water tank inspection. Approved a purchase order with Power & Tel for $19,308 for more set top boxes for customers with Greenlight Communications. Approved a contract with Goldfield Telecom for $30,537.50 for ONTs, which is part of the drop system to hook-up fiber to customers homes for Greenlight Communications. Approved a quit claim deed regarding the purchase of Rio Vista Utilities. According to the city, in the agreement for purchase the correct parcels were transferred to the city. However, when the actual deeds were created, there were mistakes on the two deeds of transfer. The city received property that should have stayed with the Rio Vista Homeowners Association and was not part of the agreement. 3 locations available in area AARP offers free income tax assistance Feb. 6 through April 13 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting Feb. 9, at the Dunnellon Public Library. An appointment can be scheduled at the library reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID Social Security cards Copy of your 2011 tax return Check (not a deposit slip) for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due. Statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2012 1099s from banks, financial institutions, and others Statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds Social Security statements, W-2s, K1s, etc for 2012 Statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions, college expenses and mortgage interest are also needed. Both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066. AARP to offer free tax help Support group to host Safe Homes workshopThe Caregivers Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Dunnellon Library. There will be a Safe Homes workshop with Buddy Cloud from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. He will provide information about enhancements for safety and accessibility and discuss potential changes in our homes to enhance our quality of life all, which will help us in a more comfortable environment to age in place. Eastern Star to host spaghetti dinnerThe Dunnellon Chapter Order of the Eastern Star will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Masonic Lodge at 20751 Powell Road. The meal consists of spaghetti with meat balls, garlic bread, salad and a variety of desserts. Coffee and tea will also be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available from members or at the door. For information about the Spagetti Dinner or membership in the Order, call 436-4148.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. AARP Driver Safety Class slated An AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course will be March 14 and 15 at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For more information or for reservations, call 465-6359. Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666. Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone. Unit of Parliamentarians to host workshop Feb. 2The Citrus County Unit of Parliamentarians will host its annual workshop Feb. 2 at the Recreational Building at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness. The event will include speakers from the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians. The workshop is open to the public with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to properly conduct meetings, be a knowledgeable attendee or improve your parliamentarian skills is encouraged to attend. Cost is $30 per person; a box lunch is included. For more information, call Hugh Morton at 352-5273991 or Patricia Cowen at 352-746-9003. The CCUP meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday monthly at the Recreational Building at Whispering Pines Park. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 7 000DQM9 000DR7N 000DS2R 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 SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! Dr. Linda Azwell see Azwell Vision Care Board-Certified Optometric Physicians (next to Walmart Vision Center) 352-465-0024 Proud To Say I built this business right here in Dunnellon. You dont have to leave town to get a great eye exam. 000DNLM 000DOZR COMMUNITY BRIEFS Report: Man, 29, charged with resisting arrest A 29-year-old Dunnellon man was charged with resisting arrest without violence Jan. 20, a Marion County Sheriff Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Jarrod Landis Stephens was charged with resisting arrest without violence after Marion County authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant regarding one charge of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, one charge of trafficking cocaine and one charge of driving while license suspended, with a total bond of $160,000. The report stated law enforcement officers received an anonymous tip Stephens was at a residence in the 19700 block of Southwest 107th Lane. According to the report, when the first deputy arrived on scene he peered through a back bedroom window and observed Stephens sitting on a bed watching television. The report stated one deputy kept watch on Stephens while two other officers, including a K-9 unit, knocked on the front door advising they were law enforcement officials and ordered Stephens to come to the door immediately or they would make entry. According to the report, there was no answer for several minutes when one officer advised Stephens was still in the bedroom watching TV. The remaining two officers banged on the door and again announced their presence and ordered Stephens to come out immediately or they would enter the residence to arrest him for his outstanding warrant. The deputy who was watching Stephens told his counterparts Stephens was still watching TV after knocking the second time. The report stated the deputies at the front door kicked in the door and entered the residence at which time they ordered Stephens to exit the front door. Stephens complied with the order at which time he was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail without further incident. His bond was set at $217,500. As of press deadline Wednesday, Stephens remained in the Marion County Jail. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Jarrod L. Stephens Red Kettle Campaign contribution Special to the Riverland NewsThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon presented the Salvation Army a check Jan. 18 for more than $5,700 dollars. This represents the collected amount for the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign here in Dunnellon. The Salvation Army and the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the people for their continued support and the merchants for their assistance. From left, are: Capt. Valencia Lewis, Salvation Army; Bill Laterza, Kiwanis; and Maj. George Patterson, Salvation Army. C OUN CI L continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland News

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COPD Support Group to meet twice monthlyHospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For more information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458. Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www. NARANONFL.org. 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. Holy Faith to host pancake supper Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will host a Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more information, call the church office at 489-2685. 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. The American Legion Post 58 will host its annual Four Chaplains Day Memorial Ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the American Legion Hall on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. According to history excerpts from Matt Grills, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: the Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, the Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). Around 12:55 a.m., a German U-boat fired a torpedo that struck Dorchesters starboard side, below the water line and near the engine room. The explosion instantly killed 100 men and knocked out power and radio communication with Dorchesters three escort ships. Within 20 minutes, the transport sank and more than 670 men died. As Dorchester sank, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, and in 1948, Congress declared Feb. 3 to be Four Chaplains Day. The four chaplains were also honored with a U.S. postage stamp that year, according to history excerpts. John Jack R. Bosen, 77Jack (John) R. Bosen, born July 3, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He is predeceased by both parents and his brother Herbert. Confirmed in the Lutheran Faith, Missouri synod. Survived by wife of 55 years, Marjorie; four sons, Kenneth & wife Patricia, grandsons Adam and Eric of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Kevin & wife Cynthia, grandchildren Jamie, Tanya, & Thor of Fredericksburg, Va., Peter & wife Carmen, grandchildren Ethan and Kate of Richmond Hill, Ga., and David Bosen of Aberdeen, Md.; sister, Anna George of Thornport, Ohio. Four year U.S. Navy Seabees veteran during the end of the Korean War. Rose to first class petty officer. Served with MCB Five in Subic Bay, Philippines, Adak and Kodiak, Alaska. Graduated Ohio State University while working full time; BS Marketing; fellow alumni with Marjorie. Marjorie and Jack lived their adult life together in five states on the east coast. Employment history as a sales and business manager in construction and farm equipment industry and was self-employed; specialty construction company. Volunteered and directed The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum boat school. Also instructor and one of the directors of the now known as Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School at the Upper Bay Museum in Maryland. Retired to his dream home in Florida on the river. State volunteer with new friends at Crystal River Boat Builders where they are currently building a 19th century fullsized replica of the USS Wartapoo. Memorial service was Thursday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Fla. On Friday, Jan. 24, 2013, interment in the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Condolences may be left at roberts ofdunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 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 000DUWW 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 Voted B e s t Grooming in T own We Now Carry Complete & balanced* whole food recipes. Just add warm water and watch it expand to 4 times its original weight! Our healthy and delicious foods closely resemble the color, taste and smell of the fresh ingredients we used to make them. A 10 lb. box lasts a 30 lb. dog up to 6 weeks! *Except Preference which is a base-mix designed to be used with meat. 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 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 000DVV4 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com A to Z LiquoRS YOUR BIG GAME PARTY HEADQUARTERS 12091 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, 352-465-0777 BEER LIQUOR WINE KEGS A Distinguised Dining Experience NOW OPEN 7 DAYS FOR DINNER ONLY Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 4pm-10pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm Lounge Hours Mon-Sat. 4pm-last call, Sun. 12pm-9pm BIG GAME PARTY! 4:00 PM-9:00 PM $1 Drafts: Coors Lt & Miller Lt $2 Well Liquor Drinks All You Can Eat BBQ Pork, Beef, Chicken Includes Cole Slaw $9.99 1 Lb. Snow Crab Legs $9.99 Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000DKHM 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 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 000DVJF 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 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 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 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 CHURCH BRIEFS OBITUARY Four Chaplains ceremony set Riverland News file photoThe Rev. Jess Burton recalls the tale of George Fox during last years Four Chaplains ceremony. SUPPORT GROUPS

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000DNLP R IVERLAND EDUCATION/ SPORTS Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 9 Josh Packard, Wrestling Packard went undefeated last week, posting an 8-0 record in the 220-pound weight class and taking home first place twice. He went 3-0 and took first place Jan. 21 at the MCIAC County Wrestling Tournament. He also went 5-0 Jan. 26 at The Villages Wrestling Tournament, taking first place. Jonathan Padilla, wrestling The senior won the 120pound division Jan. 21 at the the MCIAC County Wrestling Tournament. He posted a 3-0 record en route to his first-place finish. Jonathan Padilla Josh Packard DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Senior recognition JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon girls basketball player Tanika Jackson is presented with a bouqet of candy bars by her brother, Carl, during the Lady Tigers Senior Night contest last Thursday against Lake Weir. Students gear up for slate of activities D unnellon Middle School students will have an Early Release/Club Day at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Students will be released from school 1:40 p.m., two hours earlier than normal. The DMS basketball teams will enjoy a Home Game today against Fort King Middle School. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will be at 5:30 p.m. in the DMS Gym. Coaches Rumsey and Bentle have our teams working hard as our young athletes increase their playing skills, learn to work and function as a unit, and display good sportsmanship at all times. Parents, students, staff and basketball fans are invited to come out and cheer our teams on. Admission is free. Good luck DMS Tigers as you play against Fort King Middle School. Have fun and thank you for representing your school in such a positive and sportsman like way. DMS returns the basketball challenge Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Fort King Middle School. The girls basketball game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game tips off at 5:30. Please come out PRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Romeo selects Terriffic Kids for month R omeo Elementary School is proud to announce its Januarys Terrific Kids. Terrific Kids is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child per class every month, who have demonstrated respectful behavior, positive attitudes, and academic progress! Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil, and a coupon from a local business. Congratulations to Romeo Elementarys January Terrific Kids: Kindergarten: Jennifer Aragon, Jada Cross, Cristobal Medina, Jonathon Mclendon, Stacey Molinero-Hernandez, A.J. Sanchez and Leslie Zepeda-Estrada. First Grade: Jesse Abbott, Nereyda BahenaSanchez, Amelia Clifton, Zander Johnson, Yaritza Garcia-Hernandez, Nicholas Holland, Mason Popik and Guadalupe Santiesteban. 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. Youth flag football program coming Children ages 5 to 12 can look forward to fun and healthy Saturday workouts at a local park starting next month. Marion County Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for its upcoming youth flag football program at Wrigley Fields, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. Games will be played Saturdays, from Feb. 2 to March 9, with a weekly team practice prior to each game. A registration fee of $25 is required and includes a league shirt, award and season-ending party. Registration will be ongoing until available playing spots are filled. Interested participants may register online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.o rg/parks.htm and clicking on the Online Services button or in person at Parks and Recreations administration office, 111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. For more information, email Daniel. Burleigh@marion countyfl.org or call 352-671-8560. 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. For more information or to register, visit drcsports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-861-4502 SPORTS BRIEFS Jane Ashman Romeo Principal PRINCIPALS OFFICE Yoga classes available at DESCTAE 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 more information, call Lisa Bubba at 489-8051. 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 http://marioncivicchorale.tripod.co m/ or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@ gmail.com. Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For more information, call 489-5954. EDUCATION BRIEFS All shook up Fifteen-year-old Cote Deonaths love for Elvis started before he was potty trained. As a baby Deonath never stopped moving, except for when he first watched Elviss movie, Follow That Dream, a movie his grandma had put on for him. By the age of 2, Deonaths family couldnt get him to stop singing. By his fifth birthday, he was performing on stage in his first ever public performance, the 2002 Dunnellon Boomtown Days. Since then, he has done countless performances from Florida to Tennessee, including Under The Tent outside of Graceland, Tenn. You wouldnt believe how many Elvis Festivals there are, said Diane Dee Dee Deonath, Cotes mother. And with many festivals bring many suits, including the newest suit, a replica of the 1973 American Eagle Elvis Presley jumpsuit. There are at least 2,000 rhinestones on this suit, which we put on ourselves, explained Dee Dee. After the passing of his grandma, his biggest fan and earliest inspiration, Deonath slowed down on competitions, his last being in July 2012 at the Plant City Tampa Bay Elvis Festival. But on Jan. 26, Deonath competed at See ROMEO page 14 See DMS page 14 DHS student places fourth in annual Elvis contest ABOVE: Wearing his new 1973 American Eagle suit, Cote Deonath begins his performance with My Way at Ted McMullens eighth annual Tribute to Elvis Contest. LEFT: Announcing his return to the final round, Deonath steps up before the others. STEVIE WHITE/ For the Riverland News ARIEL BUCHKO/For the Riverland News STEVIE WHITE & ARIEL BUCHKO For the Riverland News See ELVIS page 14

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Family Unity Day fun ABOVE: Nine-yearold Jyhvis Robertson leaps down a slide on a bounce house as his friends look on with excitement. RIGHT: Jaylen Witherspoon, right, takes a bite of grilled chicken while his friend, Tyler Anderson, enjoys a cold soda. BELOW: Members of the Dunnellon High School Junior Air Force ROTC present the colors to open the Unity Day/Family Celebration at Ernie Mills Park. ABOVE: Aysia Tuggle smiles with excitement as marchers make their way toward her as she and family members, 106-yearold James Johnson, and Sherryl Branton, wait to join the festivities. BELOW: Shenevia Bostick keeps a close eye on her son, Tyler Kitchen, 19 months, as she swings him at Ernie Mills Park during the Unity Day/Family Celebration, which took place after the annual MLK Parade/March from McDonalds. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKiana Maxwell, right, Alicia Thomas, Alecia Larry and Aniya Powell share in conversation while listening to guest speakers duri ng the Unity Day/Family Celebration event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ernie Mills Park.

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 11 Eagles spirit soars ABOVE: DCA students, from left, Jacob Dorland, Jeremy Rowles, Rebecca Carameros and Thomas Jernigan exchange high fives with the schools mascot. RIGHT: Isabelle Zimmer screams loudly during a portion of the Pep Rally. BELOW: Fourthgraders Trace Cannon, Nicholas Cicalese and Braden Farnsworth and Jeremy Rowles, back, celebrate after winning the coveted spirit stick. ABOVE: Adam Fontaine shows off his lung power while letting out a loud scream as each class vies for the coveted spirit stick. BELOW: Dunnellon Christian Academys Richard Kessler plays the national anthem at the start of the schools annual Pep Rally. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy celebrated its annual Spirit Week in conjunction with its Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the L eukemmia and Lymphoma Society. All told, the students at DCA raised $1,378 this year. Here, a mock interview on Sports Center is c onducted with the schools basketball team. Pictured, from left, are: Danny Casanova, Lei Suarez, Norianne Nelson, Alexa Hastings Pete Kimbrell, Robert Loy, Back, left to right, Matthew Stephens, Bret Howard, Charlene Hall, Michael Nelson and Ryan Rowles.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES N o matter what the score is, give game day fans something to cheer about with great food,and plenty of it. These simple, delicious recipes from Johnsonville are easy for you to make, which means you can sit back and en joy the game with everybody else. For more flavorful recipe ideas to make your game day party a winner, visit www.johnsonville.com.Gyro Brat Hoagie Yield: 6 servings Sauce 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, optional Hoagie 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Original Bratwurst 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Grill brats according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4-inch bias slices. Slice French bread lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange brat slices on bread bottom. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Top with the sauce, onion and tomato. Cut hoagie and serve. Cajun Chicken Sausage JambalayaYield: 6 servings 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 jalapeo peppers, seeded and diced (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Cajun Style Chicken Sausage links, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1/2 pound frozen cooked medium shrimp, thawed and tails removed 2 cups hot cooked rice In a large saucepan, saut onion, pepper, celery and jalapeo peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Add sausage and garlic; saut 1 to 2 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in shrimp and rice; heat through.Easy Sausage Roll-ups Yield: 14 servings 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links 2 containers (16 rolls) refrigerated crescent rolls 1/2teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar Optional: Warm maple syrup, honey, jam and preserves Prepare sausage according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Unroll crescent roll dough. Place one cooked sausage on wide end of a dough triangle. Roll dough around sausage and place on baking pan with the seam side down. Repeat with remain ing sausagesanddough.(Youwillhavetwoextrarolls to bake and enjoy with your favorite topping.) Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle evenly over roll-ups. Bake according to directions on crescent roll package. Italian Sausage Lollipops Yield: 20 lollipops 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links 20 10to 12-inch bamboo skewers Oil for deep frying (vegetable, peanut or canola) Corn Batter 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup milk (preferably not skim) Remoulade Dipping Sauce 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon wine vinegar 2 tablespoons pickle relish 2 tablespoons capers, chopped 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Dash Tabasco sauce 1 cup canola oil Cook sausages according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly and cut each sausage into 4 pieces. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients for the corn batter then mix in wet ingredients. Pour oil 2 to 3 inches deep and bring to medium heat or about 350F. Place one sausage piece on the end of each skewer. Dip into the batter and coat the sausage completely. Carefully submerge the sausage into the hot oil while holding the end of the stick. Fry each sausage for about 1 minute, until the batter is a deep golden brown. Serve with Remoulade Dipping Sauce or your favorite mustard. Remoulade Dipping Sauce Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor and process for 30 seconds. With the motor running, slowly add the oil through the feed tube and process until thickened. fhbldfif

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and support our teams. The Symphonic Band will practice from 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the DMS Band Room with Miss Roblow, DMS Band Director. The DMS basketball teams will play Thursday, Feb. 7, at Liberty Middle. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game tips off at 5:30. Parents, students, staff and basketball fans please come out to support our teams as they continue to display their hard earned basketball skills and good sportsmanship. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA members will be busy in February. FFA members showing an animal at the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF) will complete their animal demonstrations from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the DMS Ag Room with Mr. Dettloff. These animal demonstrations include explaining about the breed of animal, feed products, how to read a feed or medicine label and any other topic covered in the skill-a-thon. The animal demonstrations are in preparation of the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF), Feb. 17 to 24. The DMS FFA is in need of FFA parent volunteers to man the concession stands Monday, Feb. 18, at the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF). If you would like to volunteer, contact Mr. Matthew Dettloff, DMS Agriculture teacher, at 4656720. Finally, the DMS FFA Annual Valentines Day fundraiser is now under way. The members of the DMS FFA will sell roses and carnations to the entire DMS population to celebrate Valentines Day. It is always nice to be thought of on Valentines Day. Thank you FFA for these sweet thoughts! Read to Scoot! entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 26. As you know, every nine-week period our Language Art teachers set an achievable reading goal for every student via the Accelerated Reader. Our Language Arts Department is encouraging all our DMS students to read at least five books from the Accelerated Reader list now through Feb. 26 and become eligible to enter the Read to Scoot contest. Three winners will be selected at random throughout Marion County. Winners will receive a Razor Scooter and a safety helmet. The Read to Scoot contest is in support of the National Read Across America campaign supported by the Marion Education Association. Entry forms can be picked up from all DMS Language Arts teachers. Come on Dunnellon Middle School, lets read! The Dunnellon Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will visit a local nursing home or assisted-living facility for Valentines Day as its February community project. The DMS FCA membership will have cards and little treats for the residents as they visit and spread good cheer to the elderly in our community. If you are able to contribute a bag of sugar free candy or treats for the DMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes community project, we would greatly appreciate the contribution. Drop off your donations at either Building No. 1 or Building No. 10. We thank you for helping us teach our young people the joy of giving and the importance of sharing their time with the elderly of our community. Second Grade: Kane Baldeo, Isabella Chandler, James Dixon, Miguel Garcia, Faith Marra, AvaRieck and Bohde Wood. Third Grade: Jorge Aragon, Ben Brewster, Natalie Carter, Megan Mills Ajello, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Peter Reich and Leslie Rodriguez. Fourth Grade: Karley Barnes, Nadaisha Coleman, Christian Duran, Cesar Hernandez, Jacqueline Jurado, Margaret Santos, Kayla Smith and Eli Watson. Fifth Grade: Paris Cousins, Nicol De La Paz Hernandez, Kenneth Hagenhoff, Xavier Long, Estevan Marquina, Kenneth Richardson and Arturo Trejo Antonio.Academy newsStudents in Mrs. Marinacci, Mrs. Ponds, and Mrs. Williams rooms, Academy Classes, are continuing with their reading challenge. All of the students have reached the goal of 300 steps, which is 75 hours of reading. Many students have surpassed this goal and are well on their way to 400 steps, 100 hours of reading. Still a few have gone well above this to read 500 steps or 125 hours of reading. Students were challenged to read a minimum of 32 steps, or 7.5 hours, over the Winter Break. Almost every student read the minimum with several reading well beyond. In other Academy news, the students will begin a semesterlong research project. Mrs. Marinaccis students will complete research projects about marine animals, while Mrs. Pondss class will research bugs, and finally Mrs. Williamss class will explore wild and endangered animals. The teachers and the students are excited to begin their research. These classrooms will receive five iPads to use for this project and to incorporate into other areas of instruction. The project will end with each student creating their own book. YearbooksParents, be sure to place an order for your childs 2012-2013 Romeo Yearbook today. Yearbooks are $15, payable to Romeo Elementary School. Send your orders in with your student or place your orders at the front office. Take advantage of our special Love Gram offer available until Feb. 22. A Love Gram is a special message placed in the yearbook from you to your child. For $5, you can write a 20-word message to let your child know how proud you are of their efforts this year in school. Remember: The deadline for all Love Grams and book orders is Feb. 22. 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TU E SDAY, F E B. 5 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Symphonic Band Practice in the Band Room. 4:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School girls basketball at Fort King Middle School. 5:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School boys basketball at Fort King Middle School. W E DN E SDAY, F E B. 6 1:40 p.m. Early Release/Club Day; no afterschool activities. THU R SDAY, F E B. 7 3:40 to 5 p.m. FFA Animal Demonstrations in the Ag Room. 4:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School girls basketball at Liberty Middle School. 5:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School boys basketball vs. Liberty Middle School. Ted McMullens eighth annual Tribute to Elvis Contest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, in Live Oak. This was the first year he was able to compete against the adults. Ive grown up with these guys, and they were all dreading the day I could sing against them, said Deonath. Competition this year ranged from Deonath, being the youngest at 15, to men much older. If I throw out a hip, throw it back and Ill keep going, said Chad Hankinson, a fellow competitor, from Arcadia, Florida. All contestants had to draw a number early in the day. Deonath pulled No. 12. Its a good number to get, because if you go on too soon the judges can forget you, or if you go on too late the songs get old, said Deonath. With a total of 16 adult category competitors, each allowed 15 minutes of performance time, it made for a long, Elvis-filled day for everyone. I was nervous at first, but after the first song it was smooth sailing, said Deonath, who made it to the top six and was able to perform three more songs in the finale, one of which was dedicated to his grandmother. He would only ever sing and practice in front of her. He made everyone else leave the room, Dee Dee recalled. Deonath placed fourth in the final competition of the night, along with winning crowd favorite, both of which came with a cash prize. All night, people were approaching Deonaths mom admiring and inquiring where he got his moves. I have no idea where he gets some of his moves from, I can never see him rehearse, Dee Dee said. But I know most of the things he does up there just come to him. Hes a true performer. Is this his last performance? Certainly not. I plan on doing this a long time, said Deonath. And with such talent, theres no reason to stop now. STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland NewsI think I broke my leg, joked Deonath while singing Supicious Minds during his performance in the finals. ELVIS continued from page 9 D M S continued from page 9

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more room in the kitchen. It should have been a change in ownership and open the next day, but it wasnt, so we got a lawyer. Warner and his wife, Ceci, decided on a horse motif for the restaurant because they both are horse lovers. I have always been a horse person and had a barn in New Hampshire where I kept horses, she said. Jim wanted to board his horse because it was lonely and thats how we met. They currently have four horses on six acres of land with a house in the middle and a fence all around. Keeping with the equine dcor, the inside of the restaurant has beautiful horse pictures hanging on the walls, the parking lot has hitching posts for parking spots and a fence to make it look like a coral. They added a 20-item salad bar and outdoor seating on their patio, which will eventually seat about 40 customers. They have also added 100 percent certified grass-fed Black Angus beef to the top of their menu. The Warners kept some of the experience and charm of the former eatery when they purchased the restaurant from Jeanne and Tim Neal, previous owners of Lombardos Restaurant. They stayed on to help us and they are like family, Warner said. Tim still makes the pizza and Jeanne helps with the table cloths and does all the artistic things. Shannon Neal, who has been known for years as the cheese cake lady, is now working at the new restaurant and is still making her delicious homemade cheese cake. The Hitching Post Steakhouse is at 5388 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon and is open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. It offers an allday breakfast Sundays and is open for dinner only Mondays. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 15 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. 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Carney recorded his ace using a 25-degree hybrid club on the 148-yard, par 3 hole into a 23 mph wind. Witnesses were Randy and Linda Smith and Jack LeBarron. they have. Even though this is the last year that McKee will get to zip up the blue and gold jacket of the FFA and show off her hard work in the show ring of the Southeastern Youth Fair, she plans on staying an active member in the youth fair community. She hopes to be able to help young exhibitors and FFA members have a fun and positive show experience, like she was able to have. The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair week is Feb. 17 to 24. Elmo and Kaila will be in the show ring at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, for the Steer show and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the Steer auction. The youth fair is free and open to the public all week long. NEARING continued from page 1 SIZZLES continued from page 1

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 665-1213 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. 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 31, 2013 371-0131 RIV 02/15/13 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and 372-0131 RIV 02/15 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 02/15/2013, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/15/2013, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3GYFK66NX5G230605 2005 CADILLAC 4S6CK58WXX4418973 1999 HONDA January 31, 2013 Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 SATURN 1G8ZK5270SZ341447 January 31, 2013 364-0131 RIV Estate of Marvin Malstrom 2013 CP0028(F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 20123CP0028 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF MARVIN R. MALSTROM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the Estate of MARVIN R. MALSTROM, deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2012 and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-9999, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOIPYOF THIUS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 24, 2013. Ancillary Personal Representative: /s/ GLENN W. MALSTROM Ancillary Personal Representative 1005 Margherita Court Red Lion, Pennsylvania 17356 /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: Florida Bar No.: 0021415 E-Mail: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT& REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200 Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-4011 January 24 & 31, 2013 367-0131 RIV Estate of Hooper, Marshall 42-2012-CP-001859 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2012-CP-001859 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARSHALLE. HOOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARSHALLE. HOOPER, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representative, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decdents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 24, 2013 Personal Representative Patrick L. Smith, 179 N. US Hwy 27 Suite F, Clermont, Florida 34711 Attorney for Personal Representative: PATRICK L. SMITH, ESQ., Attorney for Patrick L. Smith, Florida Bar Number: 27044 179 N. US Hwy 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com January 24 & 31, 2013 368-0207 RIVEstate of Torres, Marcia 2013-CP-0042 (F) Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0042(F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCIA TORRES A/K/A MARCIA SACCONE TORRES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCIA TORRES a/k/a MARCIA SACCONE TORRES, deceased, whose date of death was December 19, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 31, 2013 Personal Representative: Adam Torres 1655 Berrywood Way, Cumming, GA 30041 Attorney for Personal Representative: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com January 31 & February 7, 2013 369-0207 RIVEstate of Snyder, Yvonne 2013-CP-0047-F Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0047-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF YVONNE E. SNYDER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of YVONNE E. SNYDER, deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 31, 2013. Personal Representative: Rory C. Miller 7056 SW 70th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34476 Attorney for Personal Representative: LORENZO RAMUNNO, Attorney for Rory C. Miller Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com January 31 & February 7, 2013 OF CRYSTAL RIVER Citrus Countys Volume Sales Leader www.villagetoyota.com 352-628-5100 VILLAGE TOYOTA000dosx We Deliver The Best Showroom Buying Experience Cars Customer ServiceCome See Why We Are Rated The Best! VILLAGE TOYOTA CRYSTAL RIVER Was. . . . . . 17,900 Savings . . . . . 2,905 $ 14,995 NEW 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR Show Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. 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Thursday, January 31, 2012 Vol 31 No. 15 75 cents WHATS HAPPENING Womens Club to host Soup-A-Thon Feb. 2The Womens Club of Dunnellon will host its annual Soup-AThon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at its Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Various kinds of homemade soup will be available as well as a bake sale. Sit down, all-you-can-eat will be $7, which will include bread, butter, iced tea or coffee. Take out will also be available. All proceeds from the sale will sponsor local charities. For more information, call Treva Matthews at 489-4512.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.Dunnellon Oaks HOA meets, elects boardThe Dunnellon Oaks Home Owners Association met for the first time Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Dunnellon Public Library. There was a large attendance present to participate in discussion of community needs and concerns. The new group adopted by-laws and also elected officers for the ensuing year. Those elected were: Howard Bailey, president; Helen Bouillon, vice president; Loretta Bailey, secretary; Terry McCann, treasurer; George Kastner, director; David Romano, director; and Jacob Hytovick, director. Committees will include: safety, streets, rules and regulations, membership communication, community enhancement and general maintenance. Report: Woman fires shots during altercation A 41-year-old Dunnellon woman faces charges of aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon after she fired two shots during a Jan. 17 verbal altercation with her neighbor, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Jodie L. Sweeney faces both charges after she and her neighbor became involved in a verbal altercation involving their barking dogs. The report stated law enforcement authorities responded to the 18200 block of Southwest 27th Street in reference to the verbal dispute. When deputies arrived, they made contact with the victim, Fitzgerald H. Hailey, who told authorities he has had several disputes with Sweeney. Fitzgerald told officers he had his dogs loose in his back yard, which is fenced in. He added Sweeneys dogs were also loose in her back yard, which is also fenced in. According to the report, Fitzgerald told authorities Jodie L. Sweeney Council OKs tweak of bonds One done to save money; other to release fundsIn an effort to bolster cash flow for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the Dunnellon City Council on Monday night approved a deal that lengthened the life of the bond and the annual payment. As part of a renegotiated deal with Regions Bank in Orlando, the city extended the length of the Series B Bond from four to eight years while adding an extra year to the Series C Bond, which was slated to be paid in full within a year of its release date. However, city officials had delayed the payment for it this past November due to delays in the system wide launch of Greenlight Communications. According to documents provided by the city, the deal with Regions Bank is about the re-issuance of the Series B and C Bonds. The city and the bank, the documents state, have agreed to extend the maturities for the refunded bonds, but to keep the remaining terms the same. The agreement also states there are no new funds for the Greenlight system in this refunding. Instead maturities have been extended so that the yearly debt payments on these bonds are reduced to allow Greenlight to spread out debt payments, minimize early year expenses while the customer list grows and brings additional revenue into the system. According to the new agreement struck by the city and the bank, the city will make yearly payments, at an interest rate of 3.2 percent, from 2013 to 2019. City Manager Lisa Aligere explained the Series B bond payment, which is currently $595,000 per year, will be trimmed to $274,000 over the life of the bond, saving the city nearly $300,000 per year. According to the new Woman charged with aggravated assault, carrying concealed weapon without a permit Nearing the end CATHERINE JAGER/For the Riverland NewsKaila McKee brushes her steer, Pepper, as she prepares to show him at the annual Southeastern Youth Fair at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair week is Feb. 17 to 24. Pepper and McKee will be in the show ring at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, for the Steer show and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the Steer auction. DHS senor prepares for final showing at annual SEYF Editors Note: The annual Southeastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 17 to 24 at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The Riverland News will feature several high school students who are participating in the annual event in the coming weeks.With the kick-off to the 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair just weeks away, hundreds of local 4-H and FFA members are hard at work prepping their animals for fair. Putting the finishing touches on her record book, sending out buyers letters, and exercising her steer are just three of many responsibilities that Kaila McKee has while prepping for the fair. McKee is a senior at Dunnellon High School and the vice president of the Dunnellon High FFA chapter. She has been participating in the Southeastern Youth Fair since the seventh grade, showing heifers, steers, hogs, and also participating in the youth ambassador program. McKee was born and raised in Plant City, the Strawberry Capital of the World. Plant City is also home to some of the most successful FFA chapters in the state, so its safe to say that the FFA is in her blood. Her love of showing animals was discovered when she was a little girl. She started showing Tennessee Walking horses and when she was in middle school and became eligible to join the FFA, she started showing cattle. Her first steer was a Romanola Simmental, a very rare breed of cattle. At the beginning of her seventh grade year her family relocated to the Dunnellon area, where she was enrolled in Dunnellon Middle School. McKee immersed herself in the FFA program; helping with fundraisers, prepare animals for fair, participate in competitions, as well as prepare her own steer for the fair. Since her move she has been an active member and officer of the Dunnellon High and Dunnellon Middle FFA chapters. After middle school, McKee took a break from showing cattle and focused on helping expand the FFA program and excelling in her academic classes. Entering her senior year, she was determined to find the time to participate in her favorite part of the fair one last time. McKees steer is a Black Angus, named Pepper. She purchased him in late August 2012 and has been working with him and tracking his weight gain since then. At the beginning of this project Pepper weighed approximately 400 pounds and now, almost six months later, he weighs 890 pounds. For any senior participating in the youth fair, the final trip through the show ring is a bittersweet one. My favorite part of fair is seeing everyone together and seeing how their projects work out, McKee said. Im going to miss the experience the most, and seeing all the crazy looks I get when people see how gentle my steers can be and how much personality AUGIE SALZER/For the Riverland NewsCeci, left, and Jim Warner, are the owners of The Hitching Post Steakhouse Inc., which is at 5388 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. New steakhouse adds sizzle A lifetime of experience is brought to your table when you order a steak at the newly opened Dunnellon steakhouse. Jim Warner, owner of The Hitching Post Steakhouse Inc., has been around the atmosphere of a steakhouse all his life. I am what is known as a restaurant brat since I basically grew up in a restaurant, Warner explained. My parents had a restaurant in New Hampshire and, of course, it was a steakhouse. This eating establishment will be the fifth one owned by Warner. He also had a mobile kitchen in Jupiter, where he catered weddings, graduations and offered black tie cuisine. Although the eatery was purchased in late July, Warner was not able to open for business until the end of December due to obtaining the proper permits for changes in the building. We waited on the county for four months to open, just to get permits to make changes, he said. We wanted to change the walk-in to the outside to give me AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News HItching Post takes over at old Lombardos See SIZZLES page 15 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See SHOTS page 3 CATHERINE JAGER For the Riverland News See NEARING page 15 See COUNCIL page 7 JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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2 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 000DVQN Call now for an appt. 352-512-0733 Se habla Espaol The Dental Team of Ocala 2609 SW 33rd St. Suite 104 Accepting Medicaid, Healthy Kids and most dental insurances. Drs. Julio Sanchez and Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Proudly announces the opening of an additional office for Marion Countys children and adults

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Report: Man, 22, faces multiple charges A 22-year-old Dunnellon man faces multiple charges after a traffic stop Jan. 18, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Khiry Svend Mells was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and tampering with evidence. The report stated Mells was spotted driving a brown Ford Crown Victoria driving 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. Mells stopped at a house in the 5000 block of Southwest 181st Court when authorities noticed a yellow object being tossed out of the passenger side window. Officials made contact with Mells and immediately detected a very strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the drivers side window and could see a small yellow bag, which was tied in a knot and formed a circle, on the front passenger seat. Through training and experience, the report stated, authorities noted illegal drugs are commonly packaged the same as the contents of the yellow bag. According to the report, authorities then noticed what appeared to be a black handgun on the drivers seat beside his right leg. Officials requested Mells exit the vehicle, advised him he was being detained and read his Miranda rights. The report stated Mells told authorities he has a concealed weapons permit for the handgun, a Glock 30 .45 caliber, and it was registered to him. When asked if there was anything illegal on him or in his vehicle, the report stated, Mells advised authorities there was nothing illegal. Officials also inquired about the smell of marihuana to which Mells told them several people use his car. According to the report, during a search of the vehicle another yellow bag was found in between the passenger seat and door, while another deputy located a bag in the driveway. Deputies, the report stated, asked Mells about the bags and be advised he did not know anything about them. The report stated deputies tested the substance, which had positive results for cocaine. According to the report, the three bags of cocaine weighed a total of 17 grams. Mells was transported to the Marion County Jail where he was booked on possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed; possession of a firearm during commission of a felony; and tampering with evidence. His bond was set at $20,000. However, on Jan. 23, Mells was charged with misuse of 911; cultivation of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a firearm during commission of felony; tampering or destroying with or fabricate material; possession of cocaine with intent to sell while armed. His bond for the new charges was set at $67,000 As of press deadline Wednesday, Mells remained in the Marion County Jail. the dogs were running back and forth barking at each other when Sweeney exited her barn yelling and screaming while holding a black pistol in her hand. Fitzgerald added Sweeney then raised the weapon in his direction as well as that of his wife, a third witness and his animals before firing two shots that went into the woods, missing all of them. Fitzgerald told officers Sweeney began screaming she would kill all of them and their animals too, the report stated, at which time Fitzgerald, his wife and the third witness were able to gather the animals up and go inside his house. It was then, the report stated, they called authorities. Fitzgerald told officers he, his wife and the third witness were in fear for their lives, as well their animals. According to the report, authorities attempted to make contact with Sweeney at her residence with negative results. Officers were then approached by a neighbor who confirmed Sweeney was still in her home. The report stated Sweeney exited her house and began making statements, advised authorities she had discharged her firearm and relating events of the last several years. Sweeney also told deputies she had a gun and ammunition in her pocket. According to the report, authorities recovered an unloaded black Bryco Arms .380 Cal semi-automatic pistol and two loaded magazines from her outside jacket pocket. Deputies noted Sweeney continued to speak about the case with no prompting from authorities, including statements she had discharged her weapon but in the ground only. The report stated authorities, post Miranda, were able to conduct an audio and video recorded statement from Sweeney. Officers, in the report, noted during the interview Sweeney had difficultly following a singular thought process and did admit all of the animals were on their own property. Sweeney advised, again, she had discharged two rounds from her weapon to break up the dogs from fighting, the report stated, however, Sweeney could never describe how the dogs were fighting. Sweeney was transported to the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $8,000. She made bond Jan. 18. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 3 000DOOZ SUPER BOOK SALE (Participating in the Countywide individual Book Sale) All Proceeds Benefit The Dunnellon Pubic Library Saturday, February 2, 2013 Library Meeting Room, 10am to 4pm 1,000s of books every book 50 All Day in the Meeting Room Only $2 Bag of Books PLUS.... 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 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 Letter writer restates possible win-win stance for all partiesRe: Response to Joan Duggins letter in the Jan. 24 edition of the Riverland News. My letter in the Jan. 17 edition of the Riverland News was written for the purpose of finding a possible solution to the financial struggles the city has brought upon itself while lowering the water rates to an acceptable level. The concern of the city is revenue, revenue and revenue regardless of the source. My concern is a water bill my neighbors and I can afford and getting Dunnellon back to the nice place to live that existed when I moved here. Vindictiveness for past poor decisions by the city leaders does nothing to lower our water rates or remove the financial burden placed on the residents of the city of Dunnellon. The city leaders have an obligation to its residents to explore any reasonable possibility to resolve the financial crisis it has created. Only the city has the financial data to determine if the revenue lost by reversing the water rate increase can be offset by a potential increase to the Greenlight customer base. The city has a great deal to gain by at least exploring the possibility and the residents of Rainbow Springs could also benefit. Steve BlockRainbow SpringsCan city officials better explain loss of water pressure?In your Jan. 17 edition, the Dunnellon Public Utility Service Director stated, in regard to the Dec. 9 Rainbow Springs water interruption, the pressure never fell below 30 pounds per square inch (psi) thus disputing any break in the water lines. How can he explain, that when opening my water faucet, I heard the water gurgle backwards into the line and my water heater started to make funny noises, which made me suspicious that air had entered into its tank. (My residence is at a relatively higher location.) We are either being sold on a wonderful low pressure story or the laws of physics had been vacated on that day. A never-ending Dunnellon Utility saga. Dr. W.T. BurnsDunnellonRoad is a trashy trail to the dumpThere is a trail of trash to the dump these days, especially between 99th Place Road and the Citys future is on all of us Icome from a long line of sports enthusiasts. My dad eats, sleeps and breathes for sports. You can ask him any trivia question and he can answer it. Hes like a walking sports encyclopedia, which made him extremely happy when my brother, Dominic, became a sports editor, a job which hes had for more than 30 years. Between the two of them, I dont think theres anything they dont know or arent aware of about that subject. Because of that Ive been surrounded by sports, sports talk and sports comments. I probably like football more than the average woman, especially when I have an interest in the team. Ive been a Gator fan as far back as I can remember. Florida is the college Dominic graduated from, but even before that, thats the team we rooted for. There have always been controversies when it comes to athletes. They just seem to go hand in hand. Who can forget Daryl Strawberrys struggles with addiction or Michael Vick and his notorious dog ring? There was a big uproar surrounding Muhammed Ali back in the 1960s when he converted to Islam and avoided the draft. Did you know there was a scandal back in the 1970s involving Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays for being doormen in an Atlantic City casino? I guess scandals and athletes is nothing new. So it shouldnt come as any surprise that Lance Armstrong has been taking performance enhancing drugs. Yet many of us, me included, are in shock. Yes, I believed him. Even in November when they stripped him of his medals I still believed him. But I think I was also the last person to believe in O.J. Simpson. My mother-in-law says I always see the good in people. She also stated thats not always a good thing. So I was crushed when I learned the truth. I was disappointed and disillusioned. Mighty Armstrong has struck out. Another hero who doesnt deserve our praise. Yet who are we to judge? He who lives in glass houses shouldnt throw stones. I guess any one of us could have found ourselves in the same position and, hopefully, we wouldve made the right decision. But who knows? And that leads me to the latest scandal involving Norte Dame linebacker Manti Teo. This is probably the craziest story Ive ever heard, and its different every time I hear it. Apparently, he was duped into believing his internet girlfriend was real. He believed this for more than a year. Not only him, but somehow he convinced his parents, his friends and all his teammates that she existed even though nobody had ever met her or spoken to her. 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. STATE OF THE CITY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY Do you know where your Social Security card is located? Hopefully, its in a safe place, tucked away securely with your other important papers. It certainly should not be in your purse or wallet and should not be carried with you every day since it can be more valuable than cash to an identity thief. Do you know your Social Security number? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It is the number, not the card, that is most important. In the event that you lose your Social Security card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement card and what specific documents you need to provide at www.socialsecurity.gov/ ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases you simply need to print, complete, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the appropriate documentation (originals or certified copies only). If you need to apply for a Social Security card and number for your child, you can do that the same way, and get the specific information at the same website. In almost all cases, though, an application for your infants Social Security card and number is taken in the hospital at the same time that you apply for your babys birth certificate. Why does a baby need a Social Security number? There are a number of reasons, but the main one is so that you can claim your child as a dependent on your tax return. Social Security numbers are also needed for children to apply for certain government and social service benefits. As you prepare for tax season, just around the corner, make sure the kids (and all the dependents) that you list on your annual tax return have Social Security numbers. If you want to claim your child as a dependent on your tax return (and who doesnt?) your child will need a Social Security number. Note that all dependents listed on your federal tax return will need Social Security numbers, including a dependent parent who lives with you and receives support from you. Learn more about Social Security at www.socialsecurity.gov. And learn more about your Social Security card and number at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber, where you can print out an application and find out everything you need for your specific situation.Social Security Q&AQuestion: Im planning to retire next year. I served in the Navy back in the 1960s and need to make sure I get credit for my military service. What do I need to do? Answer: You dont need to do anything to apply for the special credit for your military serviceit is added automatically. For service between 1957 and 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record at the time you apply for Social Security benefits. For service between 1968 and 2001, those extra military service credits have already been added to your record. So you can rest assured that we have you covered. Read our online publication, Cards and numbers Wonderful world of sports Happy New Year Dunnellon residents, friends and neighbors, I am settling into the position to which you elected me this past November and am learning as I go. I truly appreciate all the support that Ive gotten from everyone, regardless of who they voted for as mayor. I am very optimistic for our future. I see many exciting opportunities for our city and our neighbors in the New Year and beyond. It is time for our community to come together and move forward to make Dunnellon the very best that it can be. Working at crosspurposes against each other must end so we can all turn our focus toward listening to each other and finding common ground. Debates about water rates, city spending, red-light cameras and Greenlight Communications are all valid and healthy. However, Ive learned that we get nowhere when we cant listen to the other side. I campaigned on listening to all concerns, big or small, and I intend to do so. No matter which side youre on of whichever issue, I will listen and we will debate it fairly. If we all rally together on the challenges before us, I know well be stronger moving forward. Frankly, I have been against the Greenlight Communications project from the beginning. I didnt think it was wise for our small community to get into that type of highly competitive business. However, weve now invested nearly $10 million into the project, and we cant just walk away from that amount of investment. I am excited to report that every customer with Greenlight Communications whom Ive spoken to raves about the service. Theyre happy it saved them money and improved their internet capability. At this point, if it serves your needs, members of the community should utilize this local service. This is one issue that gets lost in the debate. The city and its residents own it, and we share in its success or failure. A few weeks ago, I met with a representative from the consulting firm, Burton and Associates, which has the task of developing rates and projections for both Greenlight Communications and the citys water and sewer systems. His current See LETTERS page 6 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Adon Williams Nathan Whitt Mayor See FUTURE page 6 See SOCIAL page 5

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Military Service and Social Security, at www.socialsecurity.gov/ pubs/10017.html. And when the time comes to apply for retirement, you can do it conveniently and easily at www.socialsecurity. gov/retireonline. Question: Ive been turned down for disability benefits. How do I appeal? Answer: Visit www. socialsecurity.gov and click on the Appeal a disability decision online link in the lefthand column. This is the starting point. There you can ask us to review our medical decision. There are two parts to the Internet appeal process: An Appeal Request Internet form; and An Appeal Disability Report, which gives us more information about your condition. You can complete both forms online. To appeal online, the only form you are required to submit is an appeal request (Part 1). However, we encourage you to submit an Appeal Disability Report (Part 2) because it will give us more information about you and help us process your appeal more quickly. The place to start is www.social security.gov. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. Then the girlfriend dies. On the same day that his grandmother dies. Of course, he is heartbroken. Until he finds out that she never really existed. Sound like a movie of the week? I wonder how long before Nicholas Sparks writes the screenplay. So will we ever put our faith in an athlete again? Well, of course, we will. There are lots of role models out there. Tim Tebow, Emmitt Smith and Drew Brees to name a few. We have our own Ernie Mills, right here from Dunnellon to look up to. Ill never forget Mills playing in the Super Bowl for the 1995 season. I was a devout Steelers fan from 1991 to 1996 when our local hero was part of the team. I went to school with his uncle, Clarence, who was one of my best friends. I quickly became a Cowboys fan in 1998 when he switched teams. He was a big part of the team making it to the Super Bowl. That was one of Dunnellons finest moments. Mills was an inspiration on and off the field. Russell and I had a big party that year to celebrate. We used to have really good Super Bowl parties back in the 1990s. Wed order 200 hot wings from Publix and wed have a betting pool winner every quarter. Those were fun nights. I dont remember why we stopped having them, but it probably had something to do with the game being on a Sunday night and it becoming too hard to get up for work the next day. Plus now when we party it involves cake and grandkids. But millions will be glued to the television set in a few days to watch either the game or the commercials, which are sometimes more entertaining. Im glad Ive had the opportunity to enjoy all these sports moments and meet many important sports figures thanks to my dad and my brother. We have the very best in sports and the very worst. And thats what keeps us coming back. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 5 China House China House China House D INING T O G O OR E AT -I N (352) 522-0008 (Next to Subway) 000DUTY 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 000DNLT 000DW9W 000DVKX 000DVIA 000DOXT Stephen Goldsmith BC-HIS 40+ Years Experience We will beat all advertised prices! Many brand names to choose from. GENESIS HEARING CARE 489-9479 20336 E Pennsylvania Ave Dunnellon HEARING AIDS Digital Hearing Aids at Discount Prices All major credit cards accepted. FREE HEARING TEST JERSEY continued from page 4 SS checks must go electronic by March 1The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently reported that 5 million checks continue to be mailed to federal beneficiaries each month. With one month remaining until the March 1 deadline before electronic payment law goes into effect, the Treasury Department is urging Social Security and other federal benefit recipients to not delay and switch now to either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010 to gradually phase out paper checks for federal benefit payments. Since May 1, 2011, all people newly applying for federal benefits, including Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other non-tax payments, have had to choose direct deposit or the Direct Express card at the time they sign up for their benefits. March 1, 2013, is the final deadline by which all remaining federal benefit check recipients must receive their money electronically. Check recipients can sign up for direct deposit or the Direct Express card by calling toll-free 800-3331795, visiting www.GoDirect.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free. SOCIAL continued from page 4

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recycling center. It would very nice if pickup trucks could either cover their load or more firmly secure their trash. This ruins the appearance and property values of affected areas. Its really not fair to leave litter for civic-minded volunteers to collect. Perhaps its time to start enforcing littering statues, which would make some money for the county. Sandy RobinsonDunnellonTribute to a heroic solider, manDid Lt. Col. Guy Donaldson chose the spot for his Memorial Service because it reminded him of his early childhood days in Alabama, fishing on the banks of a peaceful river or maybe the beautiful shades of green brought back memories of his days as an officer in the U.S. Army. Perhaps he wanted the warmth and beauty of the Rainbow River to comfort his family and friends as they bid their farewells. His wife, Phyllis, in her brief remarks spoke of how Donaldson would tell her that these past 12 years at Rainbow Springs had been some of the best of his life, fishing, playing golf and enjoying Florida. It was a lovely service with a gun salute from a U.S. Army honor guard, the playing of taps and presentation of the American flag to the family on behalf of a grateful nation. The Rev. Fulford offered some brief words and prayer then family, friends and neighbors spoke eloquently of their memories and experiences with Donaldson. The service closed with a bagpipe rendition of Amazing Grace followed by a shot of Drambuie cordial furnished to all attendees as Donaldsons final farewell toast to his friends. The following poem by A. Lawrence Vaincourt is offered as a tribute to Lt. Col. Donaldson with the deepest respect for his service to our country and the friendship we shared. He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, as he sat around the Legion, telling stories of his past. Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done, in his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one. And tho sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, all his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke. But well all hear his tales no longer for Guy has passed away. And the worlds a little poorer, for a soldier died today. He will not be mourned by many, just his family, and his wife, for he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life. Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way, and the world wont note his passing, though a soldier died today. When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state, while thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great. Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young. But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung. Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land a guy who breaks his promises and cons his fellow man? Or the ordinary fellow who, in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country and offers up his life? A politicians stipend and the style in which he lives are sometimes disproportionate to the service that he gives. While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all, is paid off with a medal and perhaps, a pension small. Its so easy to forget them for it was so long ago, that the Guy Donaldsons of our country went to battle, but we know, It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys, who won the freedom that our country now enjoys. Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand, would you want a politician with his evershifting stand? Or would you prefer a soldier, who has sworn to defend his home, his kin and Country and would fight until the end? He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin, but his presence should remind us we may need his like again, for when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldiers part is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start. If we cannot do him honor while hes here to hear the praise, then at least lets give him homage at the ending of his days. Perhaps just a simple headline in a paper that would say, Our Country is in Mourning, for a Soldier Died Today. Rest in Peace friend. Roy CoombesDunnellon projections show Greenlight starts to generate revenue by the end of 2014. However, I am a realist, and I know projections arent certainties. There is a breaking point for this utility: 2014. If we have not reached our goal by then, we must face reality. In my view, we need to come together as neighboring communities to make that projection happen as soon as possible or risk losing our $10 million investment. If we can turn many of our negative feelings into positive, pro-active ones, we could get Greenlight to profitability even sooner. Then, with help from the city council, we could see taxes as well as water and sewer rates be reduced. Another important takeaway from the meeting with the consultant was that within six months after Dunnellon became the service provider, Rainbow Springs residents had dropped water consumption about 40 percent. I have a degree in watershed policy and from a conservation standpoint, this one really resonated. I love to hear when we can conserve water and especially when its directly affecting our precious spring. Unfortunately, it came at a heavy cost, as it usually does with conservation measures. Now there are 200 or more new un-metered wells, numerous sinkholes popping up in yards and an untold, un-metered number of gallons flowing onto residents yards. In hindsight, there never should have been any surcharge. We are all in this together, and we should all pay the same rates regardless whether we are city residents or live outside the community. The stance I wish the city had taken, should have been to focus on the conservation side of the new tiered-rate structure, urging people to consider the importance of conserving water. After all, tiered rates are designed to encourage conservation. Thats why the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) was mandating that Rainbow Springs utility comply. It has been mandated by this state water district that all utilities develop a tiered-rate, conservation-based, rate structure. They didnt mandate where to set the tiers, just that tiers be implemented. From what Ive been told, SFWMD was threatening the previous owner of the Rainbow Springs utility with a shut-down unless they did comply. Unfortunately, Im not sure that this information was made as public as it should have been, nor was the increased rate and how it would be structured. To mitigate Rainbow Springs residents concerns, we could have offered a six-month grace period to allow affected residents time to understand the new rate structure. We should have offered rebates for lowflow toilets, shower heads, etc., and rebates on irrigation meters. We all have the choice between conserving water and preserving our springs. No matter what, we need a healthy debate on this issue. My city water bill has increased 1,000 percent in the past decade. What price are we willing to pay to conserve water and preserve our springs? Paying more for water and conserving usage is an unfortunate reality for all of us, no matter where we live. Water is our most precious commodity. We cannot neglect that fact. We can also not neglect the fact that the city has been borrowing capital to create revenue-generating projects. Like almost everyone else in government throughout the country, after the economic downturn, the city of Dunnellon was looking at lost revenue from plummeting property values and lowered property tax revenues. As with any government, it was working with a small margin of income versus expense. When the city lost a large portion of tax revenue, officials started looking elsewhere for it. However, instead of reducing spending, we increased borrowing and spending to fund these revenue-generating projects. This was a huge bet on our future, and in this case, were still waiting to see if it will pay off. My take is that it must. We now have no choice. Our money and our future hang in the balance. Although I was not a member of the Council that approved those loans and expenditures, I will do everything in my power to help our city succeed. I am the one who decided to step up and run for this most important position, and I am the one who will take full responsibility for my votes on council. I am also very confident that we can all come together and listen to one anothers views regardless of our original positions. I will listen to your views, and I hope you will listen to mine. We need to hear all points of view and find common ground. I welcome residents from Dunnellon and our neighbors to participate in as many meetings as you can. The dates and times are available on the website www.Dunnellon. org. God Bless You All and Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! 6 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000DVKI Butler Multi Service, LLC 20372 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon 352-465-1431 000DVCX 15 Black & White Copies 30 Full Color Copies Wills, Deeds, P.O.A. 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For more information, call Joann McCullough, president, at 465-7018. Ocala Lions Club to host pancake breakfastThe Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St., Dunnellon. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the $5 donation includes juice, sausage, pancakes and coffee. For coffee only, the cost is $1. This event takes place the first Saturday of the month from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities.Friends of the Library to meet Feb. 5The Friends of the Dunnellon Public Library will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Library Meeting Room at the Dunnellon Public Library 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. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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agreement struck by the city and the bank, a principle installment of $200,000 shall be paid in November 2013 on Series C Bond with the remaining balance to be paid in full by November 2014. Not only did the City Council approve the reissuance of the Series B and C Bonds for Greenlight Communications, it approved the refunding of the 2010 Bond for $7,426,179.10 in relation to the citys water/sewer project that was recently completed. According to City Manager Lisa Algiere, $4 million of the bond will be repaid by the state for the project, which was completed late last year. The remaining $3plus million will be used to fund utility projects approved by the Council earlier this year. One of those projects includes replacing the citys main water line along U.S. 41. According to the agreement with Regions Bank, the resolution agreed to by the Council, extends the draw down period on the original bonds so that the city can draw down the full amount of proceeds from the 2010 Bond. The payment schedule, as provided by documents, states the city will make payments beginning in 2012 and to last until 2025. In other action, the Council: Approved an ordinance approving a comprehensive plan amendment for Boger Farms, which officials approved the annexation of 500.8 acres in August 2012. Per the amendment to the comprehensive plan, the city wanted the future land use element to be agricultural. Approved a purchase order with Utility Service Company Inc. for $8,049.31 for a water tank inspection for Tower 2, Well 3. According to city officials, its part of the process for the annual water tank inspection. Approved a purchase order with Power & Tel for $19,308 for more set top boxes for customers with Greenlight Communications. Approved a contract with Goldfield Telecom for $30,537.50 for ONTs, which is part of the drop system to hook-up fiber to customers homes for Greenlight Communications. Approved a quit claim deed regarding the purchase of Rio Vista Utilities. According to the city, in the agreement for purchase the correct parcels were transferred to the city. However, when the actual deeds were created, there were mistakes on the two deeds of transfer. The city received property that should have stayed with the Rio Vista Homeowners Association and was not part of the agreement. 3 locations available in areaAARP offers free income tax assistance Feb. 6 through April 13 at three locations near Dunnellon. It is not necessary to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. Tax assistance is available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the American Legion on U.S. 41; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center; and 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, starting Feb. 9, at the Dunnellon Public Library. An appointment can be scheduled at the library reference desk by phone, but appointments are not required. The following items will be needed: Photo ID Social Security cards Copy of your 2011 tax return Check (not a deposit slip) for direct deposit of your refund or electronic funds transfer of taxes due. Statements of any estimated taxes paid in 2012 1099s from banks, financial institutions, and others Statements of sales of stocks or mutual funds Social Security statements, W-2s, K1s, etc for 2012 Statement of property taxes, medical expense, charitable contributions, college expenses and mortgage interest are also needed. Both signatures are required on joint returns. For more information, call Wayne Sloan at 489-5066. AARP to offer free tax help Support group to host Safe Homes workshopThe Caregivers Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Dunnellon Library. There will be a Safe Homes workshop with Buddy Cloud from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. He will provide information about enhancements for safety and accessibility and discuss potential changes in our homes to enhance our quality of life all, which will help us in a more comfortable environment to age in place. Eastern Star to host spaghetti dinnerThe Dunnellon Chapter Order of the Eastern Star will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Masonic Lodge at 20751 Powell Road. The meal consists of spaghetti with meat balls, garlic bread, salad and a variety of desserts. Coffee and tea will also be available. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available from members or at the door. For information about the Spagetti Dinner or membership in the Order, call 436-4148.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.AARP Driver Safety Class slatedAn AARP Driver Safety Class for those 50 and older which, with certain exceptions, qualifies graduates for a discount on their automobile insurance, will be given over two days, three hours each day. Cost is $14 per person for all materials, except pen or pencil. However, if you are an AARP member, the cost is $12. Bring your AARP card with you. The course will be March 14 and 15 at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Substation on U.S. 41. Class size is limited and reservations are required. For more information or for reservations, call 465-6359.Norms Clean Cuts accepting toys, foodNorms Clean Cuts Barber Shop at 11941 Bostick St, Dunnellon is a drop-off point for the U.S. Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots drive as well as a dropoff location for food donations for Food 4 Kids Inc., which provides back packs full of food on the weekends for needy children in the area. For more information, call 465-3666.Group to distribute toiletries, clothingChristians In Action (CIA), a new charitable organization formed to assist the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church as well as other local food pantries, will provide toiletries and clothing to need families in need who qualify under federal guidelines. Free toiletries and clothing will be distributed from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday monthly at New Second Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 1940 W. Henry Blair Lane. The church is behind Dunnellon Mulch and Stone.Unit of Parliamentarians to host workshop Feb. 2The Citrus County Unit of Parliamentarians will host its annual workshop Feb. 2 at the Recreational Building at Whispering Pines Park in Inverness. The event will include speakers from the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians. The workshop is open to the public with classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in learning how to properly conduct meetings, be a knowledgeable attendee or improve your parliamentarian skills is encouraged to attend. Cost is $30 per person; a box lunch is included. For more information, call Hugh Morton at 352-5273991 or Patricia Cowen at 352-746-9003. The CCUP meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday monthly at the Recreational Building at Whispering Pines Park. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 7 000DQM9 000DR7N 000DS2R 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 SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! Dr. Linda Azwell see Azwell Vision Care Board-Certified Optometric Physicians (next to Walmart Vision Center) 352-465-0024 Proud To Say I built this business right here in Dunnellon. You dont have to leave town to get a great eye exam. 000DNLM 000DOZR COMMUNITY BRIEFS Report: Man, 29, charged with resisting arrest A 29-year-old Dunnellon man was charged with resisting arrest without violence Jan. 20, a Marion County Sheriff Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Jarrod Landis Stephens was charged with resisting arrest without violence after Marion County authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant regarding one charge of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, one charge of trafficking cocaine and one charge of driving while license suspended, with a total bond of $160,000. The report stated law enforcement officers received an anonymous tip Stephens was at a residence in the 19700 block of Southwest 107th Lane. According to the report, when the first deputy arrived on scene he peered through a back bedroom window and observed Stephens sitting on a bed watching television. The report stated one deputy kept watch on Stephens while two other officers, including a K-9 unit, knocked on the front door advising they were law enforcement officials and ordered Stephens to come to the door immediately or they would make entry. According to the report, there was no answer for several minutes when one officer advised Stephens was still in the bedroom watching TV. The remaining two officers banged on the door and again announced their presence and ordered Stephens to come out immediately or they would enter the residence to arrest him for his outstanding warrant. The deputy who was watching Stephens told his counterparts Stephens was still watching TV after knocking the second time. The report stated the deputies at the front door kicked in the door and entered the residence at which time they ordered Stephens to exit the front door. Stephens complied with the order at which time he was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail without further incident. His bond was set at $217,500. As of press deadline Wednesday, Stephens remained in the Marion County Jail. JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Jarrod L. Stephens Red Kettle Campaign contribution Special to the Riverland NewsThe Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon presented the Salvation Army a check Jan. 18 for more than $5,700 dollars. This represents the collected amount for the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign here in Dunnellon. The Salvation Army and the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon wishes to thank the people for their continued support and the merchants for their assistance. From left, are: Capt. Valencia Lewis, Salvation Army; Bill Laterza, Kiwanis; and Maj. George Patterson, Salvation Army. C OUNCIL continued from page 1 Special to the Riverland News

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COPD Support Group to meet twice monthlyHospice of Marion County invites you to the only COPD Support Group in the county. The group is for anyone with breathing concerns and those who care about someone with a breathing problem. It is a positive environment providing education and support. The Ocala Airheads meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the West Marion Medical Plaza in the second floor community room. For more information, call Leigh Hutson at 352-484-5458.Nar-Anon hosts weekly meetingsThe Nar-Anon Family Group hosts the Together We Grow meeting at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 20641 Chestnut St., Room 204. NarAnon is for family and friends of addicts, sharing experiences, strength, hope, and providing a path to serenity and peace of mind. For more information, visit www. NARANONFL.org. 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.Holy Faith to host pancake supperHoly Faith Episcopal Church in Blue Cove will host a Pancake Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Mens Club will serve pancakes, sausage, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are $6 at the door. For more information, call the church office at 489-2685.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. The American Legion Post 58 will host its annual Four Chaplains Day Memorial Ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the American Legion Hall on U.S. 41, north of Walmart. According to history excerpts from Matt Grills, on Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester a converted luxury liner was crossing the North Atlantic, transporting more than 900 troops to an American base in Greenland. Aboard the ship were four chaplains of different faiths: the Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, the Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic). Around 12:55 a.m., a German U-boat fired a torpedo that struck Dorchesters starboard side, below the water line and near the engine room. The explosion instantly killed 100 men and knocked out power and radio communication with Dorchesters three escort ships. Within 20 minutes, the transport sank and more than 670 men died. As Dorchester sank, the chaplains were seen linked arm in arm, praying. Fox, Goode, Poling and Washington were posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart, and in 1948, Congress declared Feb. 3 to be Four Chaplains Day. The four chaplains were also honored with a U.S. postage stamp that year, according to history excerpts. John Jack R. Bosen, 77Jack (John) R. Bosen, born July 3, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He is predeceased by both parents and his brother Herbert. Confirmed in the Lutheran Faith, Missouri synod. Survived by wife of 55 years, Marjorie; four sons, Kenneth & wife Patricia, grandsons Adam and Eric of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Kevin & wife Cynthia, grandchildren Jamie, Tanya, & Thor of Fredericksburg, Va., Peter & wife Carmen, grandchildren Ethan and Kate of Richmond Hill, Ga., and David Bosen of Aberdeen, Md.; sister, Anna George of Thornport, Ohio. Four year U.S. Navy Seabees veteran during the end of the Korean War. Rose to first class petty officer. Served with MCB Five in Subic Bay, Philippines, Adak and Kodiak, Alaska. Graduated Ohio State University while working full time; BS Marketing; fellow alumni with Marjorie. Marjorie and Jack lived their adult life together in five states on the east coast. Employment history as a sales and business manager in construction and farm equipment industry and was self-employed; specialty construction company. Volunteered and directed The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum boat school. Also instructor and one of the directors of the now known as Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School at the Upper Bay Museum in Maryland. Retired to his dream home in Florida on the river. State volunteer with new friends at Crystal River Boat Builders where they are currently building a 19th century fullsized replica of the USS Wartapoo. Memorial service was Thursday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, Fla. On Friday, Jan. 24, 2013, interment in the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell. Condolences may be left at roberts ofdunnellon.com. 8 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 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 000DUWW 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 Voted Be s t Grooming in T own We Now Carry Complete & balanced* whole food recipes. Just add warm water and watch it expand to 4 times its original weight! Our healthy and delicious foods closely resemble the color, taste and smell of the fresh ingredients we used to make them. A 10 lb. box lasts a 30 lb. dog up to 6 weeks! *Except Preference which is a base-mix designed to be used with meat. 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 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 000DVV4 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon (Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881 www.gruffsontheriver.com A to Z LiquoRS YOUR BIG GAME PARTY HEADQUARTERS 12091 S. Williams St., Dunnellon, 352-465-0777 BEER LIQUOR WINE KEGS A Distinguised Dining Experience NOW OPEN 7 DAYS FOR DINNER ONLY Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 4pm-10pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm Lounge Hours Mon-Sat. 4pm-last call, Sun. 12pm-9pm BIG GAME PARTY! 4:00 PM-9:00 PM $1 Drafts: Coors Lt & Miller Lt $2 Well Liquor Drinks All You Can Eat BBQ Pork, Beef, Chicken Includes Cole Slaw $9.99 1 Lb. Snow Crab Legs $9.99 Calvary Baptist Temple 21841 S.W. Marine Blvd. Rainbow Lakes Estates Sunday Sunday School.............9:45 a.m. Worship Service.........11:00 a.m. Evening Service..........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting............7:00 p.m. Every 4th Sunday......5:00 p.m Share, Praise & Fellowship Pastor Jamie Parker 352-489-8962 Please Join Us As We Worship In His Name D UNNELLON F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH 21501 W. Highway 40 Rev. Eddie Fulford, Pastor Sunday Communion Worship Service 8:00 AM Praise Worship 9:30 AM Traditional Worship 11:00 AM Nursery At All Services Sunday School 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM Building the Kingdom in Everything We Do 352-489-4026 www.fumc-dunnellon.org 000DKHM 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 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 000DVJF 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 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 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 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 CHURCH BRIEFS OBITUARY Four Chaplains ceremony set Riverland News file photoThe Rev. Jess Burton recalls the tale of George Fox during last years Four Chaplains ceremony. SUPPORT GROUPS

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000DNLP RIVERLANDEDUCATION/SPORTSRiverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 9 Josh Packard, Wrestling Packard went undefeated last week, posting an 8-0 record in the 220-pound weight class and taking home first place twice. He went 3-0 and took first place Jan. 21 at the MCIAC County Wrestling Tournament. He also went 5-0 Jan. 26 at The Villages Wrestling Tournament, taking first place. Jonathan Padilla, wrestling The senior won the 120pound division Jan. 21 at the the MCIAC County Wrestling Tournament. He posted a 3-0 record en route to his first-place finish. Jonathan Padilla Josh Packard DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEKPRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Senior recognition JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon girls basketball player Tanika Jackson is presented with a bouqet of candy bars by her brother, Carl, during the Lady Tigers Senior Night contest last Thursday against Lake Weir. Students gear up for slate of activities Dunnellon Middle School students will have an Early Release/Club Day at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Students will be released from school 1:40 p.m., two hours earlier than normal. The DMS basketball teams will enjoy a Home Game today against Fort King Middle School. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will be at 5:30 p.m. in the DMS Gym. Coaches Rumsey and Bentle have our teams working hard as our young athletes increase their playing skills, learn to work and function as a unit, and display good sportsmanship at all times. Parents, students, staff and basketball fans are invited to come out and cheer our teams on. Admission is free. Good luck DMS Tigers as you play against Fort King Middle School. Have fun and thank you for representing your school in such a positive and sportsman like way. DMS returns the basketball challenge Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Fort King Middle School. The girls basketball game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game tips off at 5:30. Please come outPRINCIPALS OFFICE Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal Romeo selects Terriffic Kids for month Romeo Elementary School is proud to announce its Januarys Terrific Kids. Terrific Kids is part of the Kiwanis Kids program. It is an award that is given to one child per class every month, who have demonstrated respectful behavior, positive attitudes, and academic progress! Each child is awarded with a certificate signed by their teacher and the school principal as well as a sticker, bumper decal, pencil, and a coupon from a local business. Congratulations to Romeo Elementarys January Terrific Kids: Kindergarten: Jennifer Aragon, Jada Cross, Cristobal Medina, Jonathon Mclendon, Stacey Molinero-Hernandez, A.J. Sanchez and Leslie Zepeda-Estrada. First Grade: Jesse Abbott, Nereyda BahenaSanchez, Amelia Clifton, Zander Johnson, Yaritza Garcia-Hernandez, Nicholas Holland, Mason Popik and Guadalupe Santiesteban. 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.Youth flag football program coming Children ages 5 to 12 can look forward to fun and healthy Saturday workouts at a local park starting next month. Marion County Parks and Recreation is now accepting registrations for its upcoming youth flag football program at Wrigley Fields, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. Games will be played Saturdays, from Feb. 2 to March 9, with a weekly team practice prior to each game. A registration fee of $25 is required and includes a league shirt, award and season-ending party. Registration will be ongoing until available playing spots are filled. Interested participants may register online by visiting www.marioncountyfl.o rg/parks.htm and clicking on the Online Services button or in person at Parks and Recreations administration office, 111 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. For more information, email Daniel. Burleigh@marion countyfl.org or call 352-671-8560.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. For more information or to register, visit drcsports.com or cchfl.org or call Dee at 352-861-4502 SPORTS BRIEFS Jane Ashman Romeo PrincipalPRINCIPALS OFFICE Yoga classes available at DESCTAE 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 more information, call Lisa Bubba at 489-8051.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 http://marioncivicchorale.tripod.co m/ or contact Judy Crooks at 352-812-0666, or email Jillvw50@ gmail.com.Church collecting box tops for educationThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup UPC labels for one of the local schools here in Dunnellon. Box Tops and labels can be dropped of at the office of the church or put in the container in the church narthax. For more information, call 489-5954. EDUCATION BRIEFS All shook up Fifteen-year-old Cote Deonaths love for Elvis started before he was potty trained. As a baby Deonath never stopped moving, except for when he first watched Elviss movie, Follow That Dream, a movie his grandma had put on for him. By the age of 2, Deonaths family couldnt get him to stop singing. By his fifth birthday, he was performing on stage in his first ever public performance, the 2002 Dunnellon Boomtown Days. Since then, he has done countless performances from Florida to Tennessee, including Under The Tent outside of Graceland, Tenn. You wouldnt believe how many Elvis Festivals there are, said Diane Dee Dee Deonath, Cotes mother. And with many festivals bring many suits, including the newest suit, a replica of the 1973 American Eagle Elvis Presley jumpsuit. There are at least 2,000 rhinestones on this suit, which we put on ourselves, explained Dee Dee. After the passing of his grandma, his biggest fan and earliest inspiration, Deonath slowed down on competitions, his last being in July 2012 at the Plant City Tampa Bay Elvis Festival. But on Jan. 26, Deonath competed at See ROMEO page 14 See DMS page 14 DHS student places fourth in annual Elvis contest ABOVE: Wearing his ne w 1973 American Eagle suit, Cote Deonath begins his performance with My Way at Ted McMullens eighth annual Tribute to Elvis Contest. LEFT: Announcing his return to the final r ound, Deonath steps up before the others. STEVIE WHITE/ For the Riverland News ARIEL BUCHKO/For the Riverland News STEVIE WHITE & ARIEL BUCHKO For the Riverland News See ELVIS page 14

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 Family Unity Day fun ABOVE: Nine-yearold Jyhvis Robertson leaps down a slide on a bounce house as his friends look on with excitement. RIGHT: Jaylen Witherspoon, right, takes a bite of grilled chicken while his friend, Tyler Anderson, enjoys a cold soda. BELOW: Members of the Dunnellon High School Junior Air Force ROTC present the colors to open the Unity Day/Family Celebration at Ernie Mills Park. ABOVE: Aysia Tuggle smiles with excitement as marchers make their way toward her as she and family members, 106-yearold James Johnson, and Sherryl Branton, wait to join the festivities. BELOW: Shenevia Bostick keeps a close eye on her son, Tyler Kitchen, 19 months, as she swings him at Ernie Mills Park during the Unity Day/Family Celebration, which took place after the annual MLK Parade/March from McDonalds. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsKiana Maxwell, right, Alicia Thomas, Alecia Larry and Aniya Powell share in conversation while listening to guest speakers during the Unity Day/Family Celebration event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ernie Mills Park.

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Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 11 Eagles spirit soars ABOVE: DCA students, from left, Jacob Dorland, Jeremy Rowles, Rebecca Carameros and Thomas Jernigan exchange high fives with the schools mascot. RIGHT: Isabelle Zimmer screams loudly during a portion of the Pep Rally. BELOW: Fourthgraders Trace Cannon, Nicholas Cicalese and Braden Farnsworth and Jeremy Rowles, back, celebrate after winning the coveted spirit stick. ABOVE: Adam Fontaine shows off his lung power while letting out a loud scream as each class vies for the coveted spirit stick. BELOW: Dunnellon Christian Academys Richard Kessler plays the national anthem at the start of the schools annual Pep Rally. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland NewsDunnellon Christian Academy celebrated its annual Spirit Week in conjunction with its Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the L eukemmia and Lymphoma Society. All told, the students at DCA raised $1,378 this year. Here, a mock interview on Sports Center is conducted with the schools basketball team. Pictured, from left, are: Danny Casanova, Lei Suarez, Norianne Nelson, Alexa Hastings, Pete Kimbrell, Robert Loy, Back, left to right, Matthew Stephens, Bret Howard, Charlene Hall, Michael Nelson and Ryan Rowles.

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12 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 FAMILY FEATURES No matter what the score is, give game day fans something to cheer about with great food,and plenty of it. These simple, delicious recipes from Johnsonville are easy for you to make, which means you can sit back and en joy the game with everybody else. For more flavorful recipe ideas to make your game day party a winner, visit www.johnsonville.com.Gyro Brat Hoagie Yield: 6 servings Sauce 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, optional Hoagie 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Original Bratwurst 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Grill brats according to package directions. When cool enough to handle, cut into 1/4-inch bias slices. Slice French bread lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet. Arrange brat slices on bread bottom. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Top with the sauce, onion and tomato. Cut hoagie and serve.Cajun Chicken Sausage JambalayaYield: 6 servings 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 jalapeo peppers, seeded and diced (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Cajun Style Chicken Sausage links, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1/2 pound frozen cooked medium shrimp, thawed and tails removed 2 cups hot cooked rice In a large saucepan, saut onion, pepper, celery and jalapeo peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Add sausage and garlic; saut 1 to 2 minutes longer. Add tomatoes, water, tomato paste and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in shrimp and rice; heat through.Easy Sausage Roll-ups Yield: 14 servings 1 package (12 ounces) Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links 2 containers (16 rolls) refrigerated crescent rolls 1/2teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar Optional: Warm maple syrup, honey, jam and preserves Prepare sausage according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Unroll crescent roll dough. Place one cooked sausage on wide end of a dough triangle. Roll dough around sausage and place on baking pan with the seam side down. Repeat with remain ing sausagesanddough.(Youwillhavetwoextrarolls to bake and enjoy with your favorite topping.) Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle evenly over roll-ups. Bake according to directions on crescent roll package. Italian Sausage Lollipops Yield: 20 lollipops 1 package (19 ounces) Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage Links 20 10to 12-inch bamboo skewers Oil for deep frying (vegetable, peanut or canola) Corn Batter 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup milk (preferably not skim) Remoulade Dipping Sauce 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon wine vinegar 2 tablespoons pickle relish 2 tablespoons capers, chopped 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Dash Tabasco sauce 1 cup canola oil Cook sausages according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly and cut each sausage into 4 pieces. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients for the corn batter then mix in wet ingredients. Pour oil 2 to 3 inches deep and bring to medium heat or about 350F. Place one sausage piece on the end of each skewer. Dip into the batter and coat the sausage completely. Carefully submerge the sausage into the hot oil while holding the end of the stick. Fry each sausage for about 1 minute, until the batter is a deep golden brown. Serve with Remoulade Dipping Sauce or your favorite mustard. Remoulade Dipping Sauce Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor and process for 30 seconds. With the motor running, slowly add the oil through the feed tube and process until thickened. fhbldfif

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and support our teams. The Symphonic Band will practice from 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the DMS Band Room with Miss Roblow, DMS Band Director. The DMS basketball teams will play Thursday, Feb. 7, at Liberty Middle. The girls game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game tips off at 5:30. Parents, students, staff and basketball fans please come out to support our teams as they continue to display their hard earned basketball skills and good sportsmanship. Good luck, have fun, and enjoy. The Dunnellon Middle School FFA members will be busy in February. FFA members showing an animal at the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF) will complete their animal demonstrations from 3:40 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the DMS Ag Room with Mr. Dettloff. These animal demonstrations include explaining about the breed of animal, feed products, how to read a feed or medicine label and any other topic covered in the skill-a-thon. The animal demonstrations are in preparation of the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF), Feb. 17 to 24. The DMS FFA is in need of FFA parent volunteers to man the concession stands Monday, Feb. 18, at the Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF). If you would like to volunteer, contact Mr. Matthew Dettloff, DMS Agriculture teacher, at 4656720. Finally, the DMS FFA Annual Valentines Day fundraiser is now under way. The members of the DMS FFA will sell roses and carnations to the entire DMS population to celebrate Valentines Day. It is always nice to be thought of on Valentines Day. Thank you FFA for these sweet thoughts! Read to Scoot! entry deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 26. As you know, every nine-week period our Language Art teachers set an achievable reading goal for every student via the Accelerated Reader. Our Language Arts Department is encouraging all our DMS students to read at least five books from the Accelerated Reader list now through Feb. 26 and become eligible to enter the Read to Scoot contest. Three winners will be selected at random throughout Marion County. Winners will receive a Razor Scooter and a safety helmet. The Read to Scoot contest is in support of the National Read Across America campaign supported by the Marion Education Association. Entry forms can be picked up from all DMS Language Arts teachers. Come on Dunnellon Middle School, lets read! The Dunnellon Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will visit a local nursing home or assisted-living facility for Valentines Day as its February community project. The DMS FCA membership will have cards and little treats for the residents as they visit and spread good cheer to the elderly in our community. If you are able to contribute a bag of sugar free candy or treats for the DMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes community project, we would greatly appreciate the contribution. Drop off your donations at either Building No. 1 or Building No. 10. We thank you for helping us teach our young people the joy of giving and the importance of sharing their time with the elderly of our community. Second Grade: Kane Baldeo, Isabella Chandler, James Dixon, Miguel Garcia, Faith Marra, AvaRieck and Bohde Wood. Third Grade: Jorge Aragon, Ben Brewster, Natalie Carter, Megan Mills Ajello, Brian Miranda-Gonzalez, Peter Reich and Leslie Rodriguez. Fourth Grade: Karley Barnes, Nadaisha Coleman, Christian Duran, Cesar Hernandez, Jacqueline Jurado, Margaret Santos, Kayla Smith and Eli Watson. Fifth Grade: Paris Cousins, Nicol De La Paz Hernandez, Kenneth Hagenhoff, Xavier Long, Estevan Marquina, Kenneth Richardson and Arturo Trejo Antonio.Academy newsStudents in Mrs. Marinacci, Mrs. Ponds, and Mrs. Williams rooms, Academy Classes, are continuing with their reading challenge. All of the students have reached the goal of 300 steps, which is 75 hours of reading. Many students have surpassed this goal and are well on their way to 400 steps, 100 hours of reading. Still a few have gone well above this to read 500 steps or 125 hours of reading. Students were challenged to read a minimum of 32 steps, or 7.5 hours, over the Winter Break. Almost every student read the minimum with several reading well beyond. In other Academy news, the students will begin a semesterlong research project. Mrs. Marinaccis students will complete research projects about marine animals, while Mrs. Pondss class will research bugs, and finally Mrs. Williamss class will explore wild and endangered animals. The teachers and the students are excited to begin their research. These classrooms will receive five iPads to use for this project and to incorporate into other areas of instruction. The project will end with each student creating their own book. YearbooksParents, be sure to place an order for your childs 2012-2013 Romeo Yearbook today. Yearbooks are $15, payable to Romeo Elementary School. Send your orders in with your student or place your orders at the front office. Take advantage of our special Love Gram offer available until Feb. 22. A Love Gram is a special message placed in the yearbook from you to your child. For $5, you can write a 20-word message to let your child know how proud you are of their efforts this year in school. Remember: The deadline for all Love Grams and book orders is Feb. 22. 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TUESDAY, FEB. 5 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Symphonic Band Practice in the Band Room. 4:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School girls basketball at Fort King Middle School. 5:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School boys basketball at Fort King Middle School. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 1:40 p.m. Early Release/Club Day; no afterschool activities. THURSDAY, FEB. 7 3:40 to 5 p.m. FFA Animal Demonstrations in the Ag Room. 4:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School girls basketball at Liberty Middle School. 5:30 p.m. Dunnellon Middle School boys basketball vs. Liberty Middle School. Ted McMullens eighth annual Tribute to Elvis Contest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground, in Live Oak. This was the first year he was able to compete against the adults. Ive grown up with these guys, and they were all dreading the day I could sing against them, said Deonath. Competition this year ranged from Deonath, being the youngest at 15, to men much older. If I throw out a hip, throw it back and Ill keep going, said Chad Hankinson, a fellow competitor, from Arcadia, Florida. All contestants had to draw a number early in the day. Deonath pulled No. 12. Its a good number to get, because if you go on too soon the judges can forget you, or if you go on too late the songs get old, said Deonath. With a total of 16 adult category competitors, each allowed 15 minutes of performance time, it made for a long, Elvis-filled day for everyone. I was nervous at first, but after the first song it was smooth sailing, said Deonath, who made it to the top six and was able to perform three more songs in the finale, one of which was dedicated to his grandmother. He would only ever sing and practice in front of her. He made everyone else leave the room, Dee Dee recalled. Deonath placed fourth in the final competition of the night, along with winning crowd favorite, both of which came with a cash prize. All night, people were approaching Deonaths mom admiring and inquiring where he got his moves. I have no idea where he gets some of his moves from, I can never see him rehearse, Dee Dee said. But I know most of the things he does up there just come to him. Hes a true performer. Is this his last performance? Certainly not. I plan on doing this a long time, said Deonath. And with such talent, theres no reason to stop now. STEVIE WHITE/For the Riverland NewsI think I broke my leg, joked Deonath while singing Supicious Minds during his performance in the finals. ELVIS continued from page 9 DMS continued from page 9

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more room in the kitchen. It should have been a change in ownership and open the next day, but it wasnt, so we got a lawyer. Warner and his wife, Ceci, decided on a horse motif for the restaurant because they both are horse lovers. I have always been a horse person and had a barn in New Hampshire where I kept horses, she said. Jim wanted to board his horse because it was lonely and thats how we met. They currently have four horses on six acres of land with a house in the middle and a fence all around. Keeping with the equine dcor, the inside of the restaurant has beautiful horse pictures hanging on the walls, the parking lot has hitching posts for parking spots and a fence to make it look like a coral. They added a 20-item salad bar and outdoor seating on their patio, which will eventually seat about 40 customers. They have also added 100 percent certified grass-fed Black Angus beef to the top of their menu. The Warners kept some of the experience and charm of the former eatery when they purchased the restaurant from Jeanne and Tim Neal, previous owners of Lombardos Restaurant. They stayed on to help us and they are like family, Warner said. Tim still makes the pizza and Jeanne helps with the table cloths and does all the artistic things. Shannon Neal, who has been known for years as the cheese cake lady, is now working at the new restaurant and is still making her delicious homemade cheese cake. The Hitching Post Steakhouse is at 5388 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon and is open for lunch and dinner Tuesdays through Saturdays. It offers an allday breakfast Sundays and is open for dinner only Mondays. Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 15 Riverland NewsMONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORSTO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. 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Witnesses were Randy and Linda Smith and Jack LeBarron. they have. Even though this is the last year that McKee will get to zip up the blue and gold jacket of the FFA and show off her hard work in the show ring of the Southeastern Youth Fair, she plans on staying an active member in the youth fair community. She hopes to be able to help young exhibitors and FFA members have a fun and positive show experience, like she was able to have. The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair week is Feb. 17 to 24. Elmo and Kaila will be in the show ring at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, for the Steer show and again at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, for the Steer auction. The youth fair is free and open to the public all week long. NEARING continued from page 1 SIZZLES continued from page 1

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16 Riverland News, Thursday, January 31, 2013 665-1213 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization, will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. 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 31, 2013 371-0131 RIV 02/15/13 Sale NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and 372-0131 RIV 02/15 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 02/15/2013, 09:00 am at 1901 NW MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, OCALA, FL 34475-5007, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the intent to sell these vehicle(s) on 02/15/2013, 9:00 am at 36 NE 8th St., Ocala, FL34470, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Superior Towing /C&M Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 3GYFK66NX5G230605 2005 CADILLAC 4S6CK58WXX4418973 1999 HONDA January 31, 2013 Florida Statutes. BIG JOES TOWING SERVICE INC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1995 SATURN 1G8ZK5270SZ341447 January 31, 2013 364-0131 RIV Estate of Marvin Malstrom 2013 CP0028(F) Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File Number: 20123CP0028 (F) IN RE: ESTATE OF MARVIN R. MALSTROM Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the Estate of MARVIN R. MALSTROM, deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2012 and whose Social Security Number is XXX-XX-9999, is pending in the Circuit Court for Marion County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOIPYOF THIUS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 24, 2013. Ancillary Personal Representative: /s/ GLENN W. MALSTROM Ancillary Personal Representative 1005 Margherita Court Red Lion, Pennsylvania 17356 /s/ ROBERT J. REYNOLDS Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: Florida Bar No.: 0021415 E-Mail: brettand reynoldspa@gmail.com BRETT& REYNOLDS, P.A. 8810 S.W. Highway 200 Suite 122, Ocala, Florida 34481 Telephone: (352) 854-4011 January 24 & 31, 2013 367-0131 RIV Estate of Hooper, Marshall 42-2012-CP-001859 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY, FLORIDAPROBATE DIVISION File No. 42-2012-CP-001859 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARSHALLE. HOOPER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARSHALLE. HOOPER, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478. The names and addresses of the personal representative, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decdents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOTFILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 24, 2013 Personal Representative Patrick L. Smith, 179 N. US Hwy 27 Suite F, Clermont, Florida 34711 Attorney for Personal Representative: PATRICK L. SMITH, ESQ., Attorney for Patrick L. Smith, Florida Bar Number: 27044 179 N. US Hwy 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com January 24 & 31, 2013 368-0207 RIVEstate of Torres, Marcia 2013-CP-0042 (F) Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0042(F) Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCIA TORRES A/K/A MARCIA SACCONE TORRES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARCIA TORRES a/k/a MARCIA SACCONE TORRES, deceased, whose date of death was December 19, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 31, 2013 Personal Representative: Adam Torres 1655 Berrywood Way, Cumming, GA 30041 Attorney for Personal Representative: Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq., Florida Bar No. 765813 RAMUNNO LAW FIRM PA 7500 SW 61st Avenue, Suite 100, Ocala, FL 34476 Telephone: (352) 854-5570 Fax: (352) 854-9267 E-Mail: ramunnolaw@gmail.com Secondary E-Mail: ramunnolaw34476@gmail.com January 31 & February 7, 2013 369-0207 RIVEstate of Snyder, Yvonne 2013-CP-0047-F Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-0047-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF YVONNE E. SNYDER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of YVONNE E. SNYDER, deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2012, is pending in the the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 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