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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: 02-21-2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013Vol 31 No. 1875 cents WHATS HAPPENING Dunnellon Garden Club to meet Feb. 21The Dunnellon Garden Club will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Dunnellon Womens Club at 11756 Cedar St. Mary Lou Klein from the Rainbow Springs State Park will be the guest speaker. All guests are welcome. For more information, call Pam Ricker at 489-3545. Fundraiser for woman in need of kidney setA fish dinner fundraiser for Dorothy Fleming will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church at 11732 Illinois St. Fleming, who is in need of a kidney transplant, also has a savings account established at Bank of America. Those wishing to make a donation, may do so in her name. 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. Lake Tropicana to host flea market The Lake Tropicana Civic Association will host a flea market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, at the Tropicana Clubhouse at 3380 S.W. 181 Court, Dunnellon. Vendor rent is $5 per table, per day inside and $4 per space, per day outside. To reserve your space or for more information, call Linda at 465-5039 or Bob at 465-3903. Father charged in babys death A 29-year-old Silver Springs man was charged Friday with first degree murder and aggravated child abuse, which resulted in the Jan. 30 death of his 6-weekold daughter, Ember Murray, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to officials, Jeremy James Murray told Detectives Stacy Skinner and Cliff Whiteside he was in bed with Ember when she began kicking. He said he picked her up and was going to put her in the bassinet when he tripped over a weight bench and crashed into the bassinet. The report stated Murray was alone in the home at the time the incident occurred, and didnt call 911 because he was trying to figure out what was wrong with the infant. According to the report, Embers grandmother, Colleen Buelow, called 911 when she arrived home from work. She said she and Murray both performed CPR on the child until the ambulance arrived. During their investigation, Jeremy Murray Brothers face slew of charges Two Dunnellon men face multiple drug-related charges stemming from a citizen tip about a possible meth lab in the 2300 block of Southwest 189th Avenue in Rainbow Lakes Estates. According to a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report, Johnathan G. Vyrhof, 27, and Michael A. Vryhof, 24, were both charged Feb. 10 with one count each of trafficking in methamphetamines, manufacturing methamphetamines, unlawful possession of listed chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia. The report stated the Marion County Sheriffs Office received a tip about a possible meth lab. Deputies responded to the location and were confronted by several dogs. Both deputies recognized Michael Vryhof from previous interactions. Law enforcement officials advised Michael Vryhof of the reason for their presence. According to the report, Michael Vryhof told authorities he was there with his brother, Jonathan, and they were paying rent to keep their camper vans on the property. The report stated deputies observed a large amount of disassembled electronics in Sheriffs officials discover meth lab Man, 29, placed on suicide watch; no bond set JEFF BRYAN Riverland News See FATHER page 2 Johnathan Vyrhof Michael Vryhof T URN B ACKT IME : S TATEP ARKTOHOSTC RACKERD AYS There was a time when Dunnellon was rustic, pristine, mysterious and beautiful. The Annual Cracker Days celebration in the Rainbow Springs State Park will take you back to that primitive era to see how our ancestors actually lived. This year will focus on the late 1800s, after the Civil War and before Dunnellon discovered phosphate and became a boomtown. A fascinating and educating program which recreates what life was like without electricity and all our modern convenience. The Rainbow Springs State Park will transform itself back to the original Dunnellon Cracker Days on Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 from 9 a.m., until 4 p.m. We have about 50 applicants that will either demonstrate, interpret or exhibit the Cracker time period, said Jo Anne Clutz, this years event coordinator with her husband Tom. There will also be three people selling native plants on the walkway into the park. The Cracker Weekend is run by a committee under the Friends of Rainbow Springs State Park and the park staff. Riverland News file photoDina Estenson demonstrates how brooms were made during the Cracker Days Festival at Rainbow Springs State Park. AUGIE SALZER For the Riverland News Annual FORS event slated Saturday, Sunday See CRACKER page 11 A wild gesture JULIE MANCINI/For the Riverland NewsRebecca Frechette, a Dunnellon High School junior and member of the DHS Senior FFA Chapter, brushes her hog, Grits. Frechette is donating the sale proceeds from her hog to the Michelle-O-Gram Foundation, which provides low-cost mammograms to women who cannot afford them or whose insurance wont cover the cost of the examination. Student donating money from sale to Michelle-O-Gram Editors Note: The annual Southeastern Youth Fair will be from Feb. 17 to 24 at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The Riverland News featured several high school students who are participating in the annual event. For a wrap-up for the SEYF, see next weeks edition of the Riverland News. Each year hundreds of exhibitors of all ages spend countless hours preparing for the Southeastern Youth Fair. Bringing in an upward of 400 hogs every year, its safe to say that the hog show is the most popular event at the fair. The hog projects consist of purchasing the hog, accurate record keeping of finances and weight gain, creating that unique bond between human and animal, and ultimately showing off the love and dedication that was put into the project at the fair. On the closing of the threeday hog event, is the sale, where all of the hard work literally pays off. Each hog is auctioned off for market and the chapter or exhibitor receives the profit. One exhibitor that has put an extreme amount of hard work into her project is Rebecca Frechette, a Dunnellon High School junior and member of the DHS Senior FFA Chapter. This is my third year in FFA and I love it with all my heart Frechette said. Sometimes it gets a little hectic, but its my favorite thing to do. This year, Frechette is showing her hog for the Michele -O-Gram and was sponsored by G.R.I.T.S. She named her hog Grits after the organization. The Michele -O-Gram is a program that funds women to get mammograms when they cannot afford one Frechette explained. Im passionate about this program because Michele Standridge was an important member of our community and a lot of people were impacted by her. Her courage and faith gave so many others hope and thats what the Michele -O-Gram has also done. When Grits is auctioned off, Frechette will not receive the earnings from her pig. The Michele -O-Gram will receive the profits in order to further advance the organization. I raised this hog for the Michele -O-Gram because I felt like if I raised enough awareness for this project, I could really make a difference in a lot of peoples lives Frechette said. Her dedication to this organization could potentially save lives in the very near future. You can see Grits and Frechette, along with the other exhibitors of the Southeastern Youth Fair at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, and again at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, for the sale. See METH page 2 CATHERINE JAGER For the Riverland News JEFF BRYAN Riverland News

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detectives were told the child had suffered massive skull fractures and there were possible signs of past injuries, the report stated. The injuries detected by a medical examiner were consistent with what Murray told detectives, authorities said. According to the report, Murray was then re-interviewed by the detectives, and they said he changed his initial story, stating when he tripped his daughter was on his right shoulder. He added he fell over the bassinet and into the wall, the report stated. Murray told authorities he then fell into the bassinet. Again, the medical examiner was told about the explanation, which the official didnt believe would cause the injuries that Ember had suffered. After a discussion between the State Attorneys Office, detectives and other officials, a decision was made to charge Murray. According to Murrays Facebook page, he is engaged to Jordan Whaley, a 2009 graduate of Dunnellon High School and the mother of the girl. Murray is currently on suicide watch at the Marion County Jail according to officials. No bond was set for Murray after a hearing Saturday in front of a Marion County judge. A 24-year-old Dunnellon woman was charged Feb. 14 with domestic battery, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Melissa M. Alexander was charged with domestic battery after a Valentines Day altercation with a male victim, who alleged Alexander hit him several times in the head with a closed fist in the 19200 block of St. Lawrence Drive. The report stated Officer Mike Anger responded to the area in reference to a battery call. Upon arrival, Anger made contact with the victim who advised authorities he and Alexander were arguing over their child saying inappropriate words. During the argument, the victim asked Alexander to leave his residence to which she refused. According to the report, Alexander then got in the victims face and began to punch the victim multiple times with a closed fist in the face. In his report, Anger noted the victims face to be swollen and have a contusion to his left eyebrow. The victim advised law enforcement he tried to restrain Alexander as she continued to strike him, causing both of them to fall to the ground. The victim told Anger his brother was able to separate both he and Alexander, who later left the victims residence. The report stated Anger made contact with Alexander and spoke with her at the Dunnellon Police Department. Alexander told authorities she did strike the victim in the head with an open fist. She stated she and the victim began to argue at which time the victim asked her to leave. Alexander stated the victim grabbed her, causing them to fall to the ground causing the injury to his face. Alexander told law enforcement she then left the location and said she did not want to call authorities because of her child. According to the report, after completing his investigation, Anger found Alexander was the primary aggressor and determined the incident to be a domestic violence issue because of the childs involvement. Alexander was transported to the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $1,000. She made bail Feb. 15, jail records stated. 2 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. 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No need to kiss frogs for an unbelievable deal... not when you can get an entire year of the Riverland News for... JUST $25 20441 E. PENNSYLVANIA AVE., DUNNELLON,FL 34432 Call: 352-489-2731 or send info to: dmann@riverlandnews.com 000DS2R 0 0 0 D W K R DUNNELLON PODIATRY CENTER, P.A Medical and Surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Bunions Hammertoes Fractures Infections Heel Pain Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Procedures Diagnostic Ultrasound and X-ray on Premises Stacy Lynn Witfill D.P.M. Board Certified by American Board of Podiatric Surgery 11786 Cedar Street (CR 40) (Next to the Womens Club) 489-6621 Most Insurance Accepted 000DPBN Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Woman, 24, charged with domestic battery JEFF BRYAN Riverland News Melissa Alexander FATHER continued from page 1 the area immediately in front of two camper vans. Michael Vryhof advised authorities a blue camper van had recently caught fire. He then gave consent for deputies to check the two camper vans for an active meth lab. According to the report, deputies found evidence linking a recent fire to the blue camper van; however, inside the red camper van, authorities observed a blown glass pipe consistent with a meth pipe. Michael Vryhof told deputies both he and his brother had been staying in the red camper since the blue one had caught on fire. The report stated law enforcement officials observed cables coming from the passenger side of the red camper leading into a metal shed directly adjacent to it. Deputies walked in the area and could detect an odor of methamphetamines in the cooking process. Inside the open doorway to the metal shed was a power aid container with white powder around the neck. According to the report, deputies saw four more bottles with a white powder-like substance inside and what appeared to be metal stripes inside. On closer inspection, authorities observed a liquid on top of the powder, and based on training and experience, deputies determined it to be a probable methamphetamines manufacturing process. Michael Vryhof, the report noted, told law enforcement authorities it was the only methamphetamines in the area. The report stated deputies on scene notified the Drug Enforcement Unit, giving authorities a detailed description of the bottles when they spotted a bag containing drain cleaner and a funnel in the area along with Coleman camp fuel. At this time, members of the Drug Enforcement Unit were called to the scene. The owner of the property told authorities he did give the brothers permission to use the shed for working on televisions; however, he had no knowledge of the manufacturing of methamphetamines on the property and wanted any and all items used in the process to be removed. The owner of the property, the report noted, told deputies he never gave the brothers permission to store anything in the shed. According to the report, when authorities from the Drug Enforcement Unit arrived, they removed the five containers of methamphetamines, which weighed a total of 194 grams. Both Johnathan and Micahel Vryhof were booked into the Marion County Jail. Their bond was set at $50,500. According to jail records, neither of them have posted bail. METH continued from page 1

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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. Volunteers meet month to decide where to donate funds. Shop hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers work threehour shifts weekly or as a substitute on an occasional basis. For more information, call Joann McCullough at 465-7018. Lions Club to host pancake breakfast The Ocala 200 Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast and outside yard sale Saturday, March 2, at the Lions Clubhouse, 20826 S.W. Walnut St. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $5. This event takes place the first Saturday monthly from September until June. All proceeds benefit local charities. A 25-year-old Ocala man faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as operating an unregistered motor vehicle and possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, a Dunnellon Police Department arrest report stated. According to the report, Carl Bostick was charged with the three counts Feb. 17 after a traffic stop in the 1900 block of County Road 484. The reported stated Officer Aaron German spotted the vehicle while on patrol and ran the vehicles tag through FCIC/NCIC and observing the tag to be invalid tag replaced by another tag as Bostick traveled eastbound on County Road 484. The report stated after making contact with Bostick, German detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. German also observed a hand rolled cigarette laying in the ash try of the center console. According to the report, Bostick was asked to exit the vehicle and consented to a search of the car and himself. During the search of the vehicle, German found a fully-loaded Harrington and Richardson Arms five-shot revolver under the back right passenger seat. The report stated German tested the hand rolled cigarette, which tested positive for the presence of marijuana. According to the report, German then ran Bosticks personal information through Marion County Sheriffs Office Teletype, which advised Bostick had been previously convicted of a felony Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement. Post Miranda, Bostick stated he did not know the vehicle needed to be registered so it could be driving and did not claim the weapon and marijuana to be his possession. Bosticks bond was set at $11,000 and posted bail the same day. A 34-year-old Dunnellon woman faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia Friday, Feb. 15, a Marion County Sheriffs Office arrest report stated. According to the report, Deputy Daniel Pinder was dispatched to the 16000 block of West State Road 40 in reference to a reckless driving complaint. The report stated Deputy Pinder spotted Rosa Maria Villon driving a maroon four-door vehicle traveling 35 mph in a 55 mph, which matched the reported description. According to the report, the deputy followed Villon and observed her cross the white fog line at least two times, nearly striking the grass shoulder. The deputy then observed Villon completely cross the center line and for a brief moment, drive in the opposite lane of traffic. The report stated Pinder initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Villon. Pinder informed Villon she was pulled over due to her driving. Pinder asked Villon if she had been drinking to which she stated yes, advising shed been drinking somewhere on Pine Street in Ocala. Pinder, in his report, noted he could smell the odor of alcohol on Villons breath and observed her eyes to be very watery and red. Pinder asked Villon to exit the vehicle and participate in field sobriety exercise to which she agreed. According to the report, Villon failed the following exercises: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, the Walk and Turn, the One Leg Stand, the Finger to Nose and the Rhomberg Alphabet. The report stated Villon was charged with driving under the influence in which she blew a .128 percent and .127 percent at the Marion County Jail. The legal limit in florida is 0.08 percent. Post Miranda, Villon told authorities she had five shots of vodka and two Killian beers at a hotel on Pine Avenue. According to the report, during a search of her purse, Pinder found a small metal grinder, which contained a green substance, which smelled of marijuana. The report stated Pinder tested the substance, which tested positive as marijuana. Pinder also found a metal marijuana pipe, which contained a burnt substance which smelled strongly of marijuana in the side of the purse. Pinder, the report noted, tested an unburnt area, which came back positive as marijuana. According to the report, Villon was transported to the Marion County Jail. Post Mrianda, Villon told authorities she smoked a blunt of marijuana at around 10 p.m. Feb. 14. She also stated the pipe and grinder were hers and she had smoked out of the pipe early Thursday, Feb. 14. Villon was booked into the Marion County Jail. Her bond was set at $1,000 and she made bail Feb. 15, according to jail records. Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 3 A member of the Florida Press Association352-489-2731 352-489-6593 (Fax) The Riverland News serves Dunnellon and the surrounding areas: Blue Cove, Chatmire, Hills of Ocala, Lake Tropicana, Rainbows End, Rainbow Lakes Estates, All the Rainbow Springs Area, Rio Vista and Vogt Springs.The Riverland News is delivered on Thursday to subscribers by our carriers and mail. The newspaper is also available inside area stores and at various boxes throughout the community. Local subscription rate is $27 a year. Call for Florida and out-of-Florida rates. The Riverland News is published in Dunnellon, FL by Citrus Publishing, Inc., 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River, FL 34429-5760. CALL 489-2731 For Information On Display Advertising And Business & Church Directory Ads. CALL 1-888-852-2340 For Information On Subscriptions TO SUBMIT NEWS ITEMS EMAIL TO: editor@riverlandnews.com NEWS DEADLINE IS NOON FRIDAY. News items about happenings at area churches and clubs, school and sporting activities, military promotions, announcement of births, anniversaries, engagements, weddings, first and 90+ birthdays, and similar community news items are accepted for publication. PERIODICAL POSTAGE PAID AT DUNNELLON, FL. SECOND CLASS PERMIT #681-730 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: RIVERLAND NEWS, 20441 E. 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4 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 R IVER VIEWS The Newspaper built on Community Pride. Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Jeff Bryan Member of the Florida Press Association RIVERLAND NEWS Editorial was shameless attack on new mayorWho wrote the recent Our Voice article Mayor misses addressing crux of woes? It couldnt have been Jeff Bryan, because it was not the least bit professional and, in fact, was downright incoherent. Could it have been Pat Faherty, listed as the editor in the last two issues of the Riverland News? I suspect it was the work of an all too familiar disgruntled small businessman. Nevertheless, I suppose Mr. Bryan will fall on the sword for this one. First of all, throughout the last three years of city mismanagement and mounting debt the business leaders have been noticeably absent, not attending city council meetings or taking a public stand against the frivolous endeavors of the city government. Who is this minority to which the writer alludes? Is it the handful of people who have shown up at City Council meetings only to be insulted and berated by ex-mayor Fred Ward and a couple of other council members for asking questions or making reasonable suggestions? Or is it the residents of Rainbow Springs who have been gouged by the excessive utility rates imposed upon them? The truth of the matter is that Rainbow Springs residents have long kept the city businesses afloat and volunteered money and services to the Dunnellon community. Attacking Mayor Whitt, who has been in the job for a mere three months and inherited the mess referred to above, is ridiculous. What choice does he have but to hope there is a way out of this mess and he is not getting cooperation from management or some other members of the council. It is time that the City Council pulled together and realized that they cant dig the debt hole any deeper. Burt Eno Rainbow Springs Beautys Haven thanks paper, adds new volunteers, donorsOn behalf of the horses and volunteers at Beautys Haven, we want to thank you for printing the article about our equine rescue organization Dec. 27, 2012, in Walt Waynes Walt Wayne County column. The article resulted in donaCar shopping is no joy ride T he first time I visited Dunnellon I thought the Rainbow River was the most beautiful sight in the world. Funny, 40 years later I still feel the same. Being from New Jersey, Id never seen water so clear except in a pool. Growing up, we had a river down the street from where we lived. The only thing we could use it for though was catching frogs. We certainly couldnt fish or swim as it was extremely polluted. If anybody doesnt know what that means, it was dirty and disgusting. But it did cause a major flood one year, which was fun and kept us out of school for a few days. We traveled to Florida a few times before actually moving here and as you headed south you could feel things start to change. The waitresses grew friendlier, said yall and served iced tea. But what were those grits they were trying to feed us? Wed never heard of them or tasted them before. It was the same with boiled peanuts. They dont boil them up north. The first time my dad bought a bag he ended up throwing them away because they were wet and soggy. We now love them. When my dad announced we were moving to Florida, we thought wed hit the lottery. Even though we would miss our friends we were more than excited to be coming to this beautiful place where we thought you could swim all year. One of the first people we met was Havelon Flick, who worked in real estate. She had the brightest smile and deepest accent of anybody Id encountered in my whole 10 years on earth. She smiled at us with that sunny disposition and asked, How do yall like Rainbow? We looked around and then at each other. What did she say? My mother figured it out and told her so far we loved it. Later she explained it all to us. We laugh about that to this day. For anybody that doesnt know, you dont say yall up north. You dont even say you all. You might say you guys or hey you but thats about it. Its like two different worlds. We soon grew to love Dunnellon and especially the river. So many of my childhood memories were spent there and back in the 70s we had easy access to it. You could pretty much walk in anywhere at anytime. There was a lot Kinnebrews Lot where we used to hang out, swim and picnic. My friend Angie Morrison and I would cook TV dinners, wrap them up and then eat them at the river. 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. THE OTHER GUY LETTERS JERSEY GIRL SOCIAL SECURITY Y ou may already know that Medicare is a medical insurance program for people who are 65 or older and for people who are disabled at any age. Some people are covered only by one type of Medicare; others opt to pay extra for more coverage. Understanding Medicare can save you money. If youre eligible for and want to be covered by Medicare Part B medical insurance, now is the time to sign up. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, here is some useful information. There are four parts to Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D. Part A helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing care, hospice care, and other services. Part B helps pay for doctors fees, outpatient hospital visits, and other medical services and supplies not covered by Part A. Part C allows you to choose to receive all of your health care services through a managed health care organization. These plans, known as Medicare Advantage Plans, may help lower your costs of receiving medical services, or you may get extra benefits for an additional monthly fee. You must have both Parts A and B to enroll in Part C. And Part D is the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. There is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B. In 2013, the standard premium is $104.90. Some high-income individuals pay more than the standard premium. Your Part B premium also can be higher if you do not enroll during your initial enrollment period, or when you first become eligible. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, you can delay your Medicare Part B enrollment without having to pay higher premiums if you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member. If this situation applies to you, you have a special enrollment period in which to sign up for Medicare Part B, without paying the premium surcharge for late enrollment. This rule allows you to: Enroll in Medicare Part B at any time while you are covered under a group health plan based on your own current employment or the current employment of any family member; or Enroll in Medicare Part B during the eight month period that begins following the last month your group health coverage ends, or following the month employment ends, whichever comes first. If you receive disability benefits and have coverage from a working family member, the same rules apply. If you live in one of the 50 states or Washington D.C. and youre already receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits or railroad retirement payments, you will be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B automatically. However, because you must pay a preBe in the know about Medicare Part B How do yall like the Rainbow? F or the first time in 10 years, Im in the market for a new vehicle. The Saturn is no more. Now comes the troublesome hassle of finding the perfect car. Of course, in my world, a perfect car would be one that will last forever, get 100 miles to the gallon and never, ever breakdown. We all know that vehicle doesnt exist and if it does, its probably out of my price range, substantially out of my price range. I have never been one to purchase a vehicle above and beyond my means. If there is one thing my parents taught me, its to buy a car thats practical and meets your immediate needs. My immediate needs are a mode of transportation. Ive been relying on friends for rides to and from everywhere. Im thankful for those friends, but more importantly they didnt attach a taxi sign to their respective vehicles. However, its not the thought of having to shop for a car, finding the practical vehicle or a dreaded car payment. I could likely write a how-to-guide, The Journalists Guide to Hitchhiking. Then, I might have been able to afford the perfect vehicle. Even better, I could hire a friend to permanently serve as my chauffeur. No, none of those thoughts send a shiver down my spine as does the thought of having to deal with a salesperson. Not that every encounter has been horrible Ive owned a whopping three cars in the 21 years I have possessed a valid drivers license. Like every other redblooded American male, we tend to enjoy window shopping for a new vehicle, much the same as some women who cannot walk past a shoe store, even if they own 30 or more pairs designed for every possible scenario. It has been those few encounters where Ive met that one pushy salesperson who believed my car was on the immediate decline and, for safety reasons, an upgrade wasnt just necessary, it was paramount. Theyd show me the fanciest, fastest vehicle or the biggest, flashiest truck on the lot. If the payment did not break the bank, the cost of gas and car insurance would more than likely break the bank account. Personally, at a cost such See LETTERS page 5 See JERSEY page 5 Audrey Beem Adon Williams Jeff Bryan Editor See OTHER page 5 See SOCIAL page 5

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You could also access the river from the Boy Scout camp, the bridge, Rio Vista or anybodys backyard. There werent fences and no trespassing signs everywhere you looked back then. But it was a different time and everybody knew one another. We could get into the KP hole and Rainbow Springs for free. We even jumped off the bridge a few hundred times. There was also motor boating and water skiing galore. Floatdowns were casual things that were never planned. There were no tube rentals, or shuttle busses. Yet, we floated all the time. In fact, our senior skip day was spent floating down with our English teacher, Don Wells. I wish I had a dollar for every time a stranger would ask, how do you get back up river, where our car was parked once were at the bridge? I used to think, wow somebody could make some money with a shuttle. How times have changed. But I guess all good things come to an end. We still enjoy the river, of course, and it remains one of Dunnellons best features. Its the first thing we brag about to people visiting for the first time. In a few more weeks, well be down there every weekend barbequing or kayaking or just getting some sunshine. In fact, now Im the one asking the newbies, how do yall like Rainbow? My, yall, how things have changed. as that, one might think the vehicle would have been designed for not only highway travel but space exploration. Maybe I am a pessimist. Of course, its not that I havent found a suitable vehicle to meet my needs. Ive found several cars Ive liked and would consider purchasing. The biggest problem is getting there while the vehicle is still on the lot. Thereve been two instances in which its happened. Its frustrating to say the least. In the meantime, Ill keep searching for a new vehicle. For now, though, its shoe leather express and good friends to haul me around. Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 5 000E28C 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR G O T T E R M I T E S ? GOT TERMITES? Get a fast, honest answer Scheduling done within 24 hours Reasonable prices without high pressure sales 000E28A 000E3BD 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t 1 1 3 7 1 N W i l l i a m s S t 11371 N. Williams St. S u i t e 1 D u n n e l l o n S u i t e 1 D u n n e l l o n Suite 1 Dunnellon ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 1 1 8 8 (352) 465-1188 Shampoo & Cuts starting as low as $ 16.00 Come in and meet our Professional Stylists: Terry, Tabitha Debbie & Ron Thank Y ou to All Our Patr ons and Futur e Clients! Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SAVE THOUSANDS SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000E34S 000E28J L O O K I N G F O R A N LOOKING FOR AN E Y E D O C T O R ? EYE DOCTOR? L O O K I N G F O R A N LOOKING FOR AN E Y E D O C T O R ? EYE DOCTOR? S E E A Z W E L L SEE AZWELL V I S I O N C A R E VISION CARE Board-Certified Optometric Physicians 352-465-0024 Private office. Convenient location. Located next to Walmart Vision Center, Dunnellon 000DZO3 tions from Dunnellon area residents as well as new volunteers. In fact, we have four residents that now volunteer at BHFER since the article was published. As an all-volunteer organization, we certainly could use more. Thus we have received a greater response from Riverland News readers than we have gotten from any other articles that have been published about us in other area publications. Beautys Haven serves the Dunnellon area, Marion County, Levy County the entire state of Florida. We have taken horses from as far west as California and as far north as Pennsylvania. But there are horses that need help in our own neighborhoods so that is where we try to concentrate. And your article helped to raise awareness which, in turn, will help horses that dont even find their way here. Education is important and I also received a couple of phone calls about horse care in general. In 2012, Beautys Haven rescued 98 horses and adopted out 80. This is a huge accomplishment for a rescue of our physical size and donation level. We are very proud of what we have built here and it is only because of help from others that we are able to do what we do. Visitors are welcome by appointment (we are busy caring for the 30plus horses here and we like to arrange time for visitors so that we can devote our attention to them when they come. We are planning our annual Celebration of Life on April 20 information will be published on our website soon. Again, thank you so much for publishing the article it had a very positive impact on our operations. Theresa Batchelor Beautys Haven Farm & Equine Rescue Inc. LE TT ERS continued from page 4 O T HER continued from page 4 mium for Part B coverage, you have the option of turning it down. If you dont enroll in Medicare Part B when you first become eligible to apply and you dont fall under the special enrollment period, youll have to wait until the general enrollment period, which is January 1 through March 31 of each year. At that time, you may have to pay a higher Medicare Part B premium. For more information about Medicare, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website at www.medicare.gov. Or read our publication on Medicare at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10043. html. Social Security Q&A Question: Im 65, not ready to retire, but I want to apply for my Medicare coverage. How can I do that? Answer: The easiest and most convenient way is to apply online! Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, youre done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if we need more information. Otherwise youll receive your Medicare card in the mail. Its convenient, quick, and easy. Theres no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. Get started today at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicare only. Adon Williams is the Social Security District Manager in Ocala. JERSEY continued from page 4 SOCI A L continued from page 4 Social Security checks must go electronic by March 1The U.S. Department of the Treasury reported there is less than two weeks remaining until the March 1 deadline before electronic payment law goes into effect. 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 800-333-1795, visiting www.Go Direct.org, or talking to their local federal paying agency office. The process is fast, easy and free.

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6 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Blueberry Biscuit Cookies Yield: 14 servings Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when using the oven. 2 cups biscuit mix 1 cup Florida blueberries 1 cup pecans, chopped 2 tablespoons low-fat milk 1/2 cup honey, divided Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl, combine biscuit mix, blueberries, pecans and milk. Mix well and add enough honey to make mixture stiff like cookie dough. Place dough by tablespoonful onto a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle remaining honey on each cookie. Bake an additional 5 minutes and serve immediately. FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the best ways to get kids to eat healthier food is to let them make it themselves. And these snack recipes using Florida blueberries and strawberries are so good and so easy you may have a hard time getting the kids out of the kitchen. You can get really creative with strawberries and blueberries, said Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. They can be tossed into salads or yogurt, marinated in teriyaki sauce and served with grilled meats, or turned into delicious snacks like these. Not only do they taste good, theyre good for you. Blueberries are good for your eyes and memory, and they have antioxidants, which may prevent some types of cancer. Strawberries have vitamin C and fiber, which is good for your digestive system and helps you feel full. To get more berry-licious recipes like these, visit http://bit.ly/floridaberries. Kids in the Kitchen Age-Appropriate Cooking Tasks Chefs ages 4 to 5 Squeezing lemons and limes Washing produce Stirring and whisking Pouring ingredients Chefs ages 6 to 7 Grating, peeling and zesting Greasing pans Scooping batter Mashing and kneading Chefs ages 8 to 9 Slicing and chopping, with supervision Peeling fruits and vegetables Measuring ingredients Breaking eggs Chefs ages 10+ Slicing, chopping and dicing Baking Boiling Sauting Strawberry Mascarpone Panini Yield: 4 servings Grown-UpAlert: Superviseyoungerchildrenwhenusingthepaninimakerorgriddle. 8 slices fresh bread (1/2 inch thick) 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1/2 pound Florida strawberries, hulled and sliced thin Confectioners sugar for dusting 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Heat a panini press or griddle over medium heat. Spread a thin layer of mascarpone on top of each bread slice. Add an even layer of strawberries to 4 bread slices. Use the other 4 slices of bread to top the sandwiches. Brush sandwiches with butter and grill or press until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer panini to cutting board and dust with confectioners sugar. Serve warm. Berry Snack BarsYield: 20 bars Grown-UpAlert: Superviseyoungerchildrenwhenchoppingnutsandusingtheoven. Crust: 1 cup pecans, chopped, divided 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 large egg 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Pan release cooking spray Fruit Filling: 3 cups Florida strawberries, hulled and diced; divided 2 1/2 cups Florida blueberries, divided 1/4 cup orange juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For crust: Combine 3/4 cup chopped pecans, both flours, sugar and salt in food processor. Pulse together until nuts are finely ground. Add cold butter to mixture and pulse until well incorporated. In small mixing bowl, whisk egg, oil, vanilla and almond extracts together. With motor running on food proces sor, add egg mixture to pecan mixture. Continue to pulse until it begins to clump, 30 to 45 seconds. Measure out 1/2 cup of mixture and combine in bowl with remaining 1/4 cup chopped pecans; set aside for topping. Preheat oven to 400F. Coat 9-by-13inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine 2 cups strawberries, 2 cups blueberries, orange juice, sugar and cornstarch in large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened (about 4 to 5 minutes). Stir in remaining fresh fruit and add vanilla. Transfer crust mixture to sprayed baking dish. Spread evenly and press firmly into bottom to form crust. Evenly spread fruit filling over crust. Sprinkle top of fruit filling with reserved topping mixture. Bake bars for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350F and bake until crust and topping are lightly brown, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let bars cool completely before cut ting. Serve with fresh fruit. Strawberry-Yogurt Freezer PopsYield: 10 servings 1 pound Florida strawberries, hulled and chopped 1/4 cup sugar 1 lemon, juiced 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt 10 freezer pop molds and sticks In blender or food processor add half of the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Pure ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Pour mixture into a small pitcher or container and add the rest of the chopped strawberries. Fill each freezer pop mold by alternating layers of strawberry mixture and yogurt. Insert handle or stick into each freezer pop and freeze at least 5 hours. To serve, run warm water over outside of molds until pops come out easily. If you dont have freezer pop molds, use small paper cups. Cover tops of cups with plastic wrap and poke the sticks through the plastic to keep them standing upright while in the freezer. Chef Justin Timineri

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County sponsoring T-Shirt art contestThe Marion County Office of the County Engineer and its Stormwater Management Section are inviting local artists to jog their creativity and submit entries for its TShirt Art Contest in anticipation of the upcoming Run for the Springs corporate 5K event April 13. Through March 1, local creators may submit original color entries depicting the Run for the Springs theme. Entries may be created on any print or digital medium, but must be submitted digitally (at a minimum size of 300 dots per inch or DPI) to stormwater@marioncountyfl.org to be considered for the T-shirt Art Contest. A selection committee will choose one winning entry for printing on cotton race T-shirts. The Tshirts will be provided to all 5K runners on the day of the event. All other contest entries will be displayed on race day for runners, event sponsors, exhibitors, friends and families to enjoy. The first Run for the Springs corporate 5K event will celebrate Marion Countys unique water resources while helping to raise awareness about steps that individuals and businesses can take to protect them. For more information, call Kim Dinkins, water resources coordinator, at 352-671-8686. Boys & Girls Clubs seek donations Many Boys and Girls Clubs are benefitting from car donations. The cars are sold at auction and the funds generated help support their many programs. People wishing to donate their cars or for more information call (800) 246-0493. Cub Scouts meet Tuesdays at churchCub Scout Pack 508 meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Episcopal Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Highway 484, Ocala. For more information, call 465-7272. FFA members eligible to apply As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Company has recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of a college degree. The Growing Scholars program will be supported nationally by each of the more than 1,150 Tractor Supply stores Feb. 15 to 24, which includes National FFA Week. Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 at store registers during the checkout process to support local FFA chapters and their members. Ninety percent of funds raised through Tractor Supplys Growing Scholars program will be utilized to fund scholarships for FFA members. The remaining 10 percent of donations will benefit state FFA organizations. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be current FFA members and either high school seniors or a freshman, sophomore or junior college student seeking a twoor four-year degree or other specialized training program. Major areas of study will also be considered when determining scholarship recipients. In addition to the Growing Scholars program, Tractor Supply and the National FFA Foundation have many other joint initiatives, including the FFA horse evaluation career development event, National FFA Week and the annual National Association of Agricultural Educators Conference. At an individual store level, Tractor Supply continually hosts fund-raising events and works closely with local FFA chapters and high school agriculture advisors to provide resources and leverage synergies. Tractor Supply has been a sponsor of the National FFA Foundation for 27 years. The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For more information about the scholarship or to apply, visit www. TractorSupply.com. Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 7 New Hours New Menu New Look Same Great Food Same Great Service000E2HS 12084 S. Williams St., Dunnellon(Old Dinner Bell Restaurant) 352-465-2881www.gruffsontheriver.com A Distinguised Dining ExperienceNOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 4pm-10pm, Sun. 12pm-9pm Lounge Hours Mon-Sat. 4pm-last call, Sun. 12pm-9pm Enjoy Pure IndulgenceWith one of our Hand-Cut Steaks Starting at only $9.99 1/2 Price Appetizer With Purchase of Two DinnersOne coupon per table, per visit. Expires 4/30/13 BUY 1 GET 1 FREE Margarita MondaysMargaritas All Day MARTINI SPECIALS 352-445-5246 Let Us Cater Your Next Event! Robert Mondavi Private Selection Merlot Pairs well with any of our steaks Dunnellon The NEW 000E23X All You Can Eat Buffet (Over 20 items) Only $ 7.99 Seniors $ 6.75 Kids $ 3.99 Bring ad for FREE DRINK with buffet purchase Cookies 3 FOR $ 1.39 2 PC. for $ 2.00 AFTER 8 PM 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) 000E031 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 783594 L e t s G o O u t Lets Go Out! Solution to puzzle on Page 11 DES 4Hers prepare to show hog Special to the Riverland NewsThe Dunnellon Elementary School 4-H Club will show its hog, Nibbles, at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hog Show at the Southeastern Youth Fair. The students named their hog Nibbles, due to the fact she likes to nibble on your shoes. The 2013 Southeastern Youth Fair week wraps up Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. The youth fair is free and open to the public all week long. Tractor Supply, FFA to offer scholarship American Legion activities slated American Legion Wall-Rives Post 58 and the Womens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday monthly. Dinner will be served at 5:30. The Dunnellon Young Marines meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Bingo will be at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Doors open at 4. Smoking is not allowed. Refreshments are available. The outdoor flea market and pancake breakfast is the third Saturday monthly. Cost for the breakfast is $5 per person. Penno VFW Post plans eventsEdward W. Penno VFW Post 4864, 10199 Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs, announce the following events. Join us for Darts at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Bingo at 1 p.m. Mondays. $1 Hot Dogs are available for lunch on those days. Please plan to join us for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Tickets are $8 each. The canteen is open Sunday through Saturday at noon; and closes at 8 p.m. or later Monday through Saturday except for meeting nights, and 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 465-4864. Writers Group meets Saturdays monthlyThe Writers Group of Central Florida (Dunnellon), a new group open to all writers, will meet at 1 p.m. the first Saturday monthly at the Dunnellon Public Library. For more information, email wgdunnellon@ yahoo.com. TOPS welcomes members, visitorsTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 375 Rainbow Lakes welcomes new members and visitors. TOPS meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Rainbow Lakes Community Center 4030 S.W. Deepwater Court, Rainbow Lakes. Take U.S. 41 to Rainbow Lakes Boulevard, 4.5 miles to the Community Center. For more information, call 465-5807. S. Dunnellon Civic Associaton meets The South Dunnellon Civic Association Inc. meets at 4:30 p.m. the second Monday monthly at 1962 W. Test Court, South Dunnellon. The facility is on the left side of street just before The Annie W. Johnson Center. The public is invited to come help, and give ideas to promote community improvement and safety. For more details, contact Randy Campbell at 465-7135 or email randolph campbell@bellsouth. net. Police collecting used cell phones The Dunnellon Police Department is collecting cellular phones with chargers for Domestic Violence victims. The collected phones are turned over to domestic violent shelters and provided to victims to use to call 911 for any emergency. Please drop off all unused cellular phones along with the chargers to the police department, 12014 S. Williams St. Dunnellon or at Repeat Boutique. NEWS BRIEFS COMMUNITY BRIEFS Special to the Riverland News

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Evangelical church to mark Lent Joy Evangelical Church will have two worship services throughout the Lenten season. Each Wednesday, at 2:45 and 6:45 p.m., during Lent, Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the message about topics such as fear, doubt, discontent, intolerance and self-image. Sunday worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 11. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information, call the church office at 352-854-4509, ext.221. Peace Lutheran slates Lenten servicesAs the season of Lent begins, Peach Lutheran Church will turn its attention to walking with the Christ as He journeys toward Jerusalem and the cross. Mid-week Lenten services Lenten begin at 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, will focus on Fellowship with the Father, our Lord, in prayer. March 6 The Journey Ahead, Luke 9: 1824. March 13 The Right Way to Pray, Luke 11:1-4 March 20 (Un)finished Business, Luke 23: 34, 46. Services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will be at 7 p.m. Easter Worship Service will be at 10 a.m. Peace Lutheran Church is at 7201 S. U.S. 41, 5 miles north of Dunnellon. For more information, call the church office at 489-5881 or visit www.PeaceLutheran Online.com. Church to host annual flea marketDunnellon Presbyterian Church will host its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23. The church is at the corner of Ohio and Chestnut streets. Church to host benefit concertFirst Baptist Church of Rainbow Lakes Estates will host a benefit concert featuring Joyful Noise, a Bluegrass-style band, at 5 p.m. March 2, at its church at 19756 SW Beach Blvd. In addition to Joyful Noise, David Dickerson will perform. Church to host financial seminar First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon will host a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University seminar beginning Sunday, March 3. Classes will run Sundays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. For more information or to register call Rick DuCharme at 465-2142 or the church office at 489-4026. Church to host big ban concertThe Southern Express will perform at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Tickets are $10 each. For more information, call 352-237-3035. T hroughout the years, I have come up with a few schemes. None of which has ever done me anything good, and yet I still spend the energy to try to come up with one that will. It all began quite innocently enough as a Christmas present. When it comes to shopping for Christmas presents I just flop triumphantly. I was not made to go shopping. When I get into a mall, I begin to feel the walls closing in on me. I develop a panic, begin sweating profusely and then head for my car without looking back. About the Christmas present. Aha, that was the solution to my Christmas shopping and a brilliant scheme that would benefit both of us. This past Christmas I purchased for my lovely wife a roundtrip ticket to New York to visit her family for a week. A week of her enjoying her family and they reciprocating the enjoyment. I did mention it was a round-trip ticket. I do not mind sending her away as long as it includes a plan to return. Now, the brilliant side of my scheme. While she is in New York visiting with her relatives, I would be king of the castle. I have been looking forward to this for a long time. She gets to have fun with her relatives, and I get to have fun with myself. For the week, I will turn our rather pleasant little domicile into a rip, snorting man cave. Ah, the thought of it was wonderful. The house would be mine for a week, and nobody would be supervising me. Nothing I like more than a week of no supervision. Oh sure, I could get into a lot of trouble, but whats life for if we cannot sample a wee bit of trouble occasionally. For one, I would be in charge of the menu for the week. I was really looking forward to this. Before she left, my wife made me promise that I would eat my fruits and vegetables and I would have a balanced diet every day. With a twinkle in my eye, more twinklely than normal, I agreed to her stipulations. I had my diet already planned in my head. For a whole week, there would be no such things as salads for every meal. How she can come up with the variety of salads she serves is beyond my aching head. She honestly believes that a salad makes the world go round. Now, no salads in this house, correction, man cave, for a whole week. I love it when a plan comes together. I shall be faithful to the fruits and vegetable regimen she made me promise. After all, one womans vegetable is another mans speculation. My main vegetable of the week would be drum roll carrot cake. Dont try to tell me carrot is not a vegetable. I will sick Bugs Bunny on you if you do. I plan to have a carrot every day of the week. And for fruit? You guessed it. Apple fritters. You know the old saying, An Apple fritter a day makes any man happy. I have made every plan to be happy this week. I am not sure if the bakery is going to be able to keep up with my orders this week. A man has to have his fruit. My basic philosophy during this week is summed up in the old saying, The world could end at any minute. Eat dessert first! My dessert of course is fruit by nature. A banana split. Any meal that begins with a banana split is going to be an awesome meal to be sure. It was only Thursday when I became aware of something. There was this smell in the house. I looked into the kitchen area and dishes were piled upon the counter. The table where I usually sit down to eat was filled with all kinds of stuff. I do not want to know what it was. I looked in the bedroom, the laundry basket was full and overflowing and I could not see the bed. I thought to myself, why are these things piling up? They would not do that if my wife were here. Are they trying to embarrass me or what? I stood in the kitchen with my hands 8 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 0007XX9 To Advertise in the Church Directory Call Cheryl (352) 489-2731 As brilliant schemes go, pastors didnt OUT TO PASTOR CHURCH BRIEFS Post No. 58 hosts veterans dinner Special to the Riverland NewsVeterans from Quiet Oaks assisted-living facility were invited to dinner Feb. 6 at American Legion Post No. 58. After introductions, Valentines that were made by Key Club members at Dunnellon High School were presented to the veterans. All enjoyed the meal and hospitality. Pictured, standing from left, are: Walt Mildenberg, Legion Post No. 58; Katherine Kortright, activity director at Quiet Oaks; Woody Oxley, U.S. Coast Guard WWII veteran; James Offutt, U.S. Navy Korean War veteran; Bob Anderson, Legion Post No. 58; seated, John Gonsalves, U.S. Navy WWII veteran; Vernon Thon, U.S. Navy WWII veteran; and Warren James, U.S. Navy WWII veteran. Rev. James Snyder See PASTOR page 9 LENTEN SERVICES 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 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 000E0NE Come Sunday, come as you are! Dunnellon community Church Temporary Location American Legion 10720 Hwy 41 Every Sunday at 11:00am Dunnellonchurch.com 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 Taking Care Of Our Patients Since 1992 Bellam Medical Clinic Rajendra P. Bellam MD Board Certified Internal Medicine Internal & General Medicine Crystal Van Leeuwen, ARNP-C EKG, Lab, Pap Test Done MEDICARE, MEDICAID & MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED NEW PATIENTS & WALK-INS WELCOME www.BellamMedical.com 000DXSN Monday-Friday 447-3031 41 N. Inglis Ave., Inglis Monday-Saturday (352) 465-1199 11011 N. Williams St., Dunnellon (Hwy. 41) Across from WalMart Hypertension Gynecology Heart Disease Womens Health Diabetes Mens Health Arthritis Physicals Anxiety Wellness Screening HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES: SEVEN RIVERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CITRUS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 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 000DTCQ 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 000DYBS 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 000DXS6 489-2685 Hall Available For Community Functions Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Rite I 8:00 AM Coffee Hour 9:00 AM Rite II 10:00 AM Healing Session 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service Dunnellon Seventh-day Adventist Church Welcome To Our Services Hwy. 41 & Hwy. 40 Saturday Sabbath School 9:30 AM Sermon . . 11:00 AM Tuesday Bible Study . 4:30 PM For more information: 352-489-3455 www.dunnellonsdachurch.com 000DKHD 000E28D 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 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 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 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

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Rainbow Springs Country Club Bridge Results from Feb. 12: Winners: 1. Ruth Brucker, 5,330; 2. Helen Mayer, 5,150; 3. Billie Barnes, 5,120; 4. Pat Hess, 5,000; 5. Bob Kamps, 4,840; 6. Carol Jensen, 4,790. Slams: Carol Jensen and Wilma Jester, 6S; Bill Smead and Bob Kamps, 7H; Mary Jean Foster and Betsy Davis, 6NT made 7. Results from Feb. 5 Winners: 1. Shirley Busca, 5,000; 2. Luise Pellett, 4,640; 3. Debby Rodriguez, 4,570; 4. tie, Millie Morales and Richard Davis, 4,340. Slams: Barbara Hanington and Bob Fitterman, 6S made 7; Bob Kamps and Ruth Brucker, 6H made 7; Carol Jensen and Shirley Busca, 6 D; Carol Fitterman and Wilma Jester, 6C made 7. Results from Jan. 28: Winners: 1. Luise Pellett, 5,790; 2. Shirley Busca, 4,740; 3. Wes Hanington, 4,290; 4. Bob Fitterman, 4,220. No Slams. on my hips and I was about to give this man cave a good piece of my mind. Then I stopped. At that moment, I realized I had become my wife. Perhaps, and I am just making a suggestion here, I have gained a new appreciation for my better half. Things just do not happen around the house. Somebody has to make them happen. By Friday, I had come to my senses and realized the old saying I did not quite appreciate until this week. Two can live cheaper than one. I am not sure about the cheaper part of it, but I know two can live cleaner than one, especially if that one is Yours Truly. I thought of a Bible verse throughout the week, Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered (1 Peter 3:7). After all these years, I am just beginning to understand what it means to dwell with my wife. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala. Call him at 866552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His website is www.jamessnyder ministries.com. Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 9 Church to host Spring Missions FestivalRainbow Springs Village Church will host Sanford and Wendie Hashimoto. Sanford is a missionary to the Japanese people in Brazil, which has the largest population outside of the nation of Japan, as part of its Spring Missions Festival. The Festival will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, with a coffee and dessert party. The Festival will continue at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, with a covered dish dinner followed by a youth bonfire at 8:30. Then, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, there will be a combined Sunday School class followed by a 10 a.m. Sunday Service. Sanford will speak at each of these gatherings about the challenges and successes of missionary work in Brazil. The public is welcome participate in each of these celebrations. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, just south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. 41). For more information, call 489-0249. Church to host financial seminar First United Methodist Church at 21501 W. State Road 40 in Dunnellon will host a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University seminar beginning Sunday, March 3. Classes will run Sundays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. For more information or to register call Rick DuCharme at 465-2142 or the church office at 489-4026. New womens bible study slatedNew Womens Cross Denominational Bible study called One Womens Prayer meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday monthly at the Dunnellon Womens Club Clubhouse at 11756 Cedar St. Doors open at 6:30. For more information check us out in Facebook at One Womens Prayer.Church to host fish fry Fridays during LentSt. John the Baptist Catholic Church will host its fish fry from 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays during Lent, starting Feb. 15 and ending March 22. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The fish fry is open to the public and is held in the church pavilion. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is on the corner of U.S. 41 and State Road 40.Advent Sunday School programs slatedThe Episcopal Church of the Advent has started a series of Sunday School classes for children ages 3 to 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Immediately following Sunday School, the children may participate in the Celebration of Holy Eucharist with the congregation. Children do not need to be church members to attend. The curriculum is called Godly Play and is taught by Maryann Brennan and her helpers. Advent is 1.2 miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484, across from the Fire House. For more information, call the church at 465-7272. CHURCH BRIEFS Ocala 671-5374 The Villages 633-7019 000E2V1 Doctors Who Know Opticians Who Care 1124 N. 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Fri. 9-6 (352) 465-1515 Your One Stop Shop For All Your Pets Needs Voted Best Grooming In Town Deshedding Solutions For Skin & Ear Infections State-Of-The-Art Grooming All Natural Pet Foods 000E28L 000E3AX Thank You Fusion Hair Studio Appointments Preferred Walk-ins Welcome. 11995 S. Ohio St. Dunnellon (352) 489-3202 We Appreciate Your Business Candy, Andrea, Marilyn, Mirladys & Anthony Church Wide Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast Saturday, February 23 From 7:30AM to 1PM Pancake Breakfast 7:00 to 9:00AM R o m e o B a p t i s t C h u r c h Romeo Baptist Church 20545 SW 5th Place, Dunnellon For more information, call (352) 489-1788. 000E3BU ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE CHILDRENS CAMP. PA S TO R continued from page 8 Soup for everyone! ABOVE: Julia Rogers and Ashley Chanlder sample one of the more than 30 soups available at St. John the Baptist Catholic Churchs Soup-A-Thon marking the beginning of Lent. LEFT: Cynthia Chanlder from New Jersey takes a bite of bread while enjoying the warmth of the soup and the Florida weather while visiting family in the Dunnellon area. BELOW: John Deakins, left, passes a ballot to Ellie and John Pollock. Those who sampled the more than 30 varieites of soup voted on their favorite. For a photo of the winners, see next weeks edition of the Riverland News.Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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10 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 ABOVE: Dunnellon Elementary School volunteer Melissa Scott teaches students who were taking a break from the jump rope activities, how to do the Cupid Shuffle. RIGHT: Jordan Wilcoxon shows off his dance skills while taking a break from participating in the annual Jump Rope for Heart. BELOW: Faith Cooper swings a jump rope behind her back. ABOVE: Angel Cole shows off his vertical leap while jumping rope during Dunnellon Elementary Schools annual participation in the American Heart Associations Jump Rope for Heart. BELOW: Kirin Maharaj slowly gets into a rhythm while skipping rope during the schoolwide event, which teaches students the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Dunnellon Elementary School students clear the rope during a Double Dutch jump. Students schoolwide recently participated in th e annual American Heart Association fundraiser. Traditionally, the school hosts a celebration in which the top fundraiser gets to slime one school official. That event is generally in April. Photos by JEFF BRYAN/Riverland News

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River Watch program seeks volunteersThe Rainbow River Watch Program will start another season this spring and its duties are expanding, requiring additional personnel. The Marion County Sheriffs Office is seeking more volunteers to participate in this program, which the sheriffs office sponsors. The purpose of this program is to protect the Rainbow River and allow it to be used in a safe and prudent manner by all. As volunteers, you will go out on patrol, in a sheriffs boat, and assist tubers, bathers and other boaters with any problems they may encounter. All volunteers will receive the necessary training to be qualified in all aspects pertaining to water patrols. For more information, call the Dunnellon District Sheriffs Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at 402-6050. 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. Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 11 643044F1 Call Linda at 489-2731 to Advertise INFORMATION 000DPNB PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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Puzzle answers on Page 7 The Cracker Camp will feature demonstrations and answer questions on candle dipping, spinning yarn, grinding corn, butter churning and tanning hides and many more subjects. The park staff worked to put together the Cracker Camp to support the Friends Groups efforts to educate and interpret Floridas cultural history, said Nicky Aiken, Park Services Specialist and helper to heading up the staffs Cracker Camp. It is a lot of effort to prepare for the event, but everyone involved loves working on this program. The Felburn Pavilion will be home to seven different musical groups, a barber shop quartet and strolling musicians. You will be able to see or hear the music wherever you are in the park, Clutz said. There will be food, period games for the whole family, a story teller of tales of the 1800s and park staff and some volunteers will dress in pioneer costume. Our crew is fencing in the area to look like the era and the exhibitors will be facing the path around the fence so everyone will be able to see everything, Clutz said. There will be good eats, a lot of different things to do and try and get excited about. There will be an opportunity to get a sepia print picture taken against a pioneer background and a tent will be set up behind the Felburn Pavilion to view the Cracker Horse and Florida Crackers on DVD. There will also be a Cracker Cow Camp and a coral is set up for the Cracker horse back in the park. The Cracker horse has one less vertebra than the horses most of us are used to, she said. Their gait must adapt to the sandy, mucky landscape. Park visitors will have a chance to win a free annual park pass this year by simply filling out an evaluation form given to them by the park greeters. Greeters will encourage the visitors to enjoy the experience and fill out a brief form, Clutz said. This will help the event planner in the future and someone will get a free annual park pass. Park admission is $2 per person and children 5 and younger are free. Augie Salzer is a correspondent for the Riverland News. She can be reached via email at Augie@Things inTown.com. CRACKER continued from page 1 Doctor earns board recertification The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialties, announced that L.A. Oliverio, M.D., of Dunnellon, successfully completed all of the requirements for recertification in Family Practice through the Board of Certification in Family Practice, an AAPS/ABPS affiliated Board of Certification. ABPS is the third largest national multi-specialty certifying organization in the U.S. and represents thousands of physicians in a myriad of specialties and types of practices. AAPS was organized in 1950 to provide a clinically recognized mechanism for specialty certification of physicans with advanced training. Unlike other medical associations, which are exclusionary, the AAPS is composed of both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians. The majority are allopathic. In order to obtain specialty certification, licensed physicians must meet the rigorous requirements of the appropriate certification board and the AAPS/ABPS. Eligibility requirements include advanced training, significant experience, good moral character and successful completion of completion of a specialty written examination. The AAPS/ABPS affiliated Boards of Certification include certain requirements, which assure the public that physicians obtaining certification have met high standards of knowledge and expertise in their specialty. Riverland News file photoBetty-Lou Seager pulls fur from a rabbit Saturday at Cracker Days at Rainbow Springs State Park. Seager, the dustbunny spinner, said the rabbit sheds a few times a year and she uses the fur to make yarn. Once the rabbit completely sheds its fur, it will be bald, Seager told festivalgoers. Olivero recently received recognition Special to the Riverland News AARP to offer free tax assistance AARP offers free income tax assistance now 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, K-1s, 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 4895066. United Way offers free tax preparation United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Last years Federal Income Tax Return (2011 income tax return) Social Security cards for all taxpayers and dependents Correct birthdates for all names that appear on the return All Important Tax Documents (W-2s, 1099s, 1098 for mortgage interest, property taxes) Picture ID including spouses, if married and filing joint returns For education credits, bring 1098T and the amount paid for qualified expenses Student Loans Interest: F1098E For dependent care credit, Child care providers name, address, SSN/EIN and amount you paid Cancellation of Debt: F1099C Sch CEZ/Sch CCall our office for more details. Voided check and saving account number for direct deposit of your refund (this is optional, but gets your cash to you faster.) For more information, call Marsha Holloway at 352-732-9696 ext. 215. TAX ASSISTANCE NEWS BRIEFS

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000DWL2 R IVERLAND EDUCATION/ SPORTS 12 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Bianco Perro, Softball Pierro had two hits, including her first home run, and scored once against Nature Coast before throwing a complete game against Tavares three nights later as the Lady Tigers dropped both games. Against the Bulldogs, Pierro had eight strikeouts. Connor Wentz, Baseball The senior first baseman hit .400 in the Tigers first two games of the season. In addition to that, the recent North Dakota State signee had an on-base percentage of .444 with four RBIs. Connor Wentz Bianco Perro DHS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY GREENLIGHT DUNNELLON COMMUNICATIONS Red Brick School reunion slated The Old Red Brick School House allclass reunion will be March 16 at First United Methodist Church in Dunnellon. Reservations only. For more information, call 465-1093. Stormwater education grants availablePublic and private educators wishing to teach their students about stormwater quality topics may benefit from a Marion County Office of the County Engineer grant program. Through March 29, educators serving students who live in unincorporated Marion County may receive funds under the 201213 Stormwater Education Grants Program. Interested applicants may visit www.marion countyfl.org/storm water.htm to download grant application instructions and forms. For more information about the grants program, call Gail Mowry at 352-671-8686.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. Sea Cadets Corps seeks membersManatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, the second weekend monthly. The Sea Cadets are for youths, ages 13 through 17 years old. There is also a Navy League Cadet unit for youths, ages 11 through 13 years old. For more information, visit www.manateediv.org or call Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at (352) 212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv. org. EDUCATION BRIEFS Tigers stumble in season-opener JULIE MANCINCI/For the Riverland NewsDunnellon High School pitcher Jordon Boley attempts a pick off throw at first base during the Tigers regular-season match up against Lake Weir Saturday at Mike Payne Field. The Tigers dropped a lopsided contest to the Hurricanes, falling 13-3. Dunnellon losts its home hopener to Forest High School, 3-2, Friday at Mike Payne Field. The Junior Varsity notched its first victory of the season, walloping Lake Weir, 12-2, Saturday at Mike Payne Field. Dunnellon will play against Eustis, West Port and Lecanto this week. T he FCAT Writes portion of the FCAT will be administered Tuesday, Feb. 26, to eighthgrade students at Dunnellon Middle School. DMS sixthand seventh-students will perform a demand writing assignment during the testing period. Parents, please ensure that your child has enjoyed a good nights rest, a well-balanced breakfast, and arrives at school on time. On Saturday, Feb. 23, the DMS Symphonic Band will perform at the Solo & Ensemble Festival at Tavares High School under the direction of Miss Kristina Roblow, DMS Band Director. The event begins at 10:40 a.m. and runs throughout the day until 4:30 p.m. Good luck and have fun to our very talented young DMS musicians: Eduardo Escalante, Emily Newsom, Megan McClure, Dustin Morgan and Kristen Starr. Read to Scoot entries are due Tuesday, Feb. 26. Please check with your Language Arts teacher for entry form. Basketball practice will be from 3:40 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Wednesday, Feb. 27, Thursday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 1, as the girls and boys teams prepare the County Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 2. Our Tigers have been working very hard during their practice sessions and while playing the intramural games during the past few months. Parental Permission slips for the sixth-grade field trip to Silver River Museum need to be returned today, Marion County Public School bookmark winner Special to the Riverland NewsAnastasia Mazzurco, a Dunnellon Middle School eighth-grade student, created Marion Countys winning bookmark for Celebrate Literacy, Florida! This years theme was Take the Lead and Read. This is the third year in a row that DMS artists have won the middle school division. Mazzurco is also a student assistant in the DMS Media Center. District accepting Pre-K applications Applications of interest are now being accepted for the PreK/VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program operated by the Title One office of Marion County Public Schools. This full-day program takes place during the normal 2013-2014 school year and is not related to summertime VPK programs. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013, and live within the attendance zone of their participating school. Applications are available at participating schools, the Title One office (306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala), and online at www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/fep/ index.cfm. This program is widely popular but has limited seating. Admission is based on a random selection of applications submitted or postmarked by the 5PM, March 4th deadline. Parents or guardians of students accepted into the regular school-year program will be notified via telephone call starting March 12, 2013. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list in random order and notified in a letter from the Title One office. Title One Pre-K / VPK applications may be returned four ways: in person at the Title One office at 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala; mailed to the Title One office at 306 N.W. 7th Ave, Ocala, The Dunnellon High School varsity softball team played Tuesday, Feb. 12, against the Nature Coast Sharks. The Lady Tigers got the shark near the boat, but the line snapped and the Sharks swam off with a 9-3 win. With a total of six hits for Dunnellon, seniors Morgan Shalna and Kayla Owens both had one hit apiece. Senior Tiara Thomas had a total of two hits and scored once. Junior Bianca Pierro also had two hits, including her first home run, and scored one. Dunnellons Valentines Day match-up against North Marion was postponed due to inclement weather. The Lady Tigers returned to the field Feb. 15, suffering a 5-4 setback against Tavares. With Dunnellon leading 4-1 in the fourth inning, the Bulldogs came back in the sixth scoring four runs to take the victory. Junior Courtney Pike had two RBIs while senior Leslie Maddox had a pair of doubles. The Lady Tigers (1-3 overall, 0-2 district) committed one error, but made up for it by having eight put outs in eight total chances. Pierro pitched a complete game, allowing 16 hits and two walks while striking out eight. Dunnellon will play at 6 p.m. Friday at Hernando. Lady Tigers softball loses 2 games Arts Education Group to host workshop To help strengthen the effort to encourage arts education and programming in Floridas schools and communities, the Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) will host its fourth Arts Integration Symposia series from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Appleton Museum of Art at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Florida currently ranks among the lowest in the nation at No. 44 in state revenue for arts education initiatives, according to a report by the National Assembly for Arts Agency. FAAEs symposia series, targeted to educators, community arts organizations and other interested citizens, will provide in-depth programming focusing on how to integrate arts education into Florida schools and communities PRINCIPALS OFFICE Students prep for FCAT writes Delbert Smallridge DMS Principal See STUDENTS page 14 Special to the Riverland News See DISTRICT page 14 AMANDA BARNEY For the Riverland News Event Saturday at Appleton Musuem of Art See WORKSHOP page 14 Special to the Riverland News

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Teen injured when struck by carA 15-year-old Dunnellon teen was struck by a vehicle Wednesday, Feb. 13, while walking home from a school bus stop. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Joshua Evans was walking home from the school bus stop when he was hit from behind while crossing 155th Avenue about 4:10 p.m. Evans was struck by Brianna Hughes, 17, who was driving a by a Q45 Infiniti. The report stated Evans was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center. He broke his left tibia and fibula along with both of his patellas. Evans had surgery on his left leg and was required to remain in the hosptial for six nights. In addition, he will need to have four rods inserted in his left leg for eight weeks, wear a cast on his right knee and must sit in a wheelchair for two to three months. He is expected to be able to walk again in 6 to 8 months. The report stated Hughes was cited for no valid tag and no valid insurance. Boys & Girls Club fundraisers slatedThe Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch will host two benefits, the first one slated March 20 and the second one is scheduled for April 9. On March 20, the Boys & Girls Club will host Uncle Homers Memorial Bass Tournament. The event will begin at daylight and conclude at 3 p.m. at the Dunnellon Boat Ramp by City Hall. Entry fee for the tournament is $100 per boat, two people per boat. Payout will be 75 percent of entry proceeds. For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County at 352-690-7519. On April 9, the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon, in conjunction with Swampys Bar & Grill, will host Makin Music at Swampys. The event will feature the Backwater Bluegrass Band and Scott and Michelle Dalziel. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Dunnellon. Feb. 21, to DMS Building No. 1, Front Desk. If your sixth-grade student did not bring one home, call 465-6720 and we will send a permission form home with your child. The field trip will bring Science, Social Studies, Geology, Ecosystems and History alive. Students will leave the DMS campus at 9:30 a.m. and return to DMS at 3 p.m. Lunch will be included. We are delighted that we can offer this educational fact-filled and fun, field trip to our sixth-grade students at no cost to our parents. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for your child to see their classroom studies come to life. Caitlynn Russo, a seventh-grader in Ms. Wiggins Language Arts class, and our Dunnellon Middle School Spelling Bee Champion, along and our DMS Spelling Bee Runner-Up, Brittany Singleton, an eighth-grader in Mrs. Noells Language Arts class, will compete in the Marion County District Spelling Bee at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at MTI. We know these young ladies will represent DMS well. Congratulations. Have a lot of fun, and thank you for making your education a top priority. Students going on the seventh-grade educational trip April 1 to Tallahassee will need to return their signed permission form with payment of $67 to Mrs. Cooper as soon as possible. The field trip to Tallahassee is an opportunity for our seventh-grade students to enhance their appreciation in their study of Civics. Students will visit the Old Capitol Building and the Florida history exhibits housed there. Students will also enjoy a guided tour of the New Capitol Building with stops at the House and Senate chambers. Lunch is included, but we do suggest students carry some snacks with them. This is just a few of the activities our seventh-grade students will enjoy as they visit Floridas Capital. Our S.A.V.E. Club (Students Against Violence Everywhere) are still accepting donations of unused sample size or trial sized toiletries for their upcoming community project throughout April. We also extend a huge thank you, on behalf of the S.A.V.E. Club and their DMS Sponsors, Ms. Cynthia Wise, Mr. Nick Johnson, and Mrs. Jaime Boutwell, to everyone who has dropped off items for this project. Please continue to drop off these items at Building No. 1, Front Desk. Dont forget to save your Box Tops for Education for Dunnellon Middle School. You know we appreciate all the Box Tops sent in and dropped off to date and ask that you please continue to keep us in mind. to supplement the lack of funding arts programs may receive. Presenters will provide first-hand insights on successful arts education integration initiatives which can be easily adapted in the North Florida community. In these challenging times, new perspectives will help us cement the place of arts education in Americas schools and communities, said Dr. Mary Palmer, FAAEs founder and arts integration program director. This symposia series is designed to inspire everyone, from arts leaders to community members, to keep the arts alive and at the forefront of education. Scott Evans, fine arts director of Orange County Public Schools, and Evelyn Lynn, former Florida state senator, will serve as the keynote speakers. Both speakers will share their insight on the necessity of the arts in everyday life and discuss how educators can be the pillars for arts education excellence in schools and the community. Each session will cater to the interests of educators, students, artists, community leaders and community arts organizers. Guest speakers include Mary Britt, the executive director of the Ocala Civic Theatre; Janeen Mason, a national award-winning author, illustrator and speaker; and local public school teachers from surrounding counties. Students from the choral department at West Port High School, the FAAE Arts Achieve! Model School, as well as from the ARTism Musicultural Center of Florida, Dr. Michael Bakan, Head of World Music at Florida State University, Tallahassee will perform. This symposium isnt just for arts educators, but for anyone who is interested in the quality of arts programming in our schools and communities, Palmer said. The event will share the voices of individuals from artists to students and members of the public and offer insight in order to help enrich arts programming in all aspects of the community. Pre-registration for the event is $10 for FAAE members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.faae. org/arts-integrationsymposia-series. 14 Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Riverland News MONDAY, 2:00 P.M. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE CANCELLATIONS CHARGE IT!! ERRORS TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. Advertisements may be cancelled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. 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TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 FL, 34475; faxed to the Title One office at 352-620-7604; or completed online at www.marion.k12.fl. us/dept/fep/index.cfm. Regular school-year Pre-K/VPK will be offered in 18 classrooms at 15 public elementary schools: Anthony, Belleview, College Park, East Marion, Emerald Shores, Evergreen, Fessenden, Ft. McCoy, Oakcrest, Reddick-Collier, South Ocala, Sparr, Sunrise, Stanton-Weirsdale and Wyomina Park. Transportation is provided for those students accepted into the program and meeting eligibility requirements. For more information, contact the Title One office at 352-671-4171 or visit www.marion. k12.fl.us/dept/fep/index.cf m. DISTRICT continued from page 12 WORKSHOP continued from page 12 Thrift Shop makes donation to DMS programs JOANN McCULLOUGH/Special to the Riverland NewsSue Plummer, left, Thrift Shop co-chairman of charity, and Melissa Duke, right, vice president of the Thrift Shop, present Dunnellon Middle School Principal Delbert Smallridge with two checks Feb. 7 to the school to support special programs. One check, for $499, was given to offset the cost of box lunches and other expenses for a special March field trip planned for all the schools sixth-grade students. Another check, also for $499, was given to the music program to assist in purchasing or repairing musical instruments. STUDENTS continued from page 12 NEWS BRIEFS Schedule of eventsThursday, Feb. 21 3:40 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. Saturday, Feb. 23 10:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Solo & Ensemble Festival at Tavares High School; Symphonic Band Performing throughout the day. Tuesday, Feb. 26 3:40 to 5:30 p.m. Symphonic Band Practice in the Band Room. Wednesday, Feb. 27 3:40 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. Thursday, Feb. 28 3:40 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. 6 p.m. Marion County District Spelling Bee at MTI. Friday, March 1 Sixth-grade class field trip to Silver River Museum; students depart campus at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. 3:40 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Basketball practice in the DMS Gym. Knights to host St. Pats dinner/danceThe Knights of Columbus Council No. 8510 will host its annual St. Patricks Day Dinner Dance at 5:30 p.m. March 16 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 7525 U.S. 41 in Dunnellon. The dinner will feature corned beef and cabbage, potato and carrots, Irish soda bread, dessert and a cash bar. Happy hour begins at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30. Music will be provided by Joe Koos with dancing until 10. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased from any Knight or the church office. To reserve a table for parties of eight to 10, purchase tickets by mail or for additional information, call 352489-6221. Agency launches Coats 4 Kids driveAnnie Johnsons Cold Nites/Warm Hearts program is in need of winter coats for children of Marion and Citrus counties. If you are able to support this event, bring the coats to the Annie Johnson Center at 1991 West Test Court, Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-8021. COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Riverland News, Thursday, February 21, 2013 A15 385-0221 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE Fictitious Name NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, Doing business as: Lombardos Restaurant at 5388 South US 41, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 with a mailing address of 5388 South US 41, Dunnellon, Florida 34430 desiring to engage in business under a fictitious name intends to register said name with Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. DATED this 13th day of February, 2013 /s/Jeanne Neal February 21, 2013 381-0221 RIV 2/27 Meeting PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast, a United Way supported organization will be facilitating the Administrative Committees monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. February 21, 2013 382-0221 RIV 03/11 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) at 2024 NW 57th St., Ocala, FL34475, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. DAVID TAYLOR RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Sale Date: 03/11/2013 9 AM 2002 PONTIAC VIN# 1G2WK52J32F208353 February 21, 2013 376-0221 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE 03/02 sale, Out-Back Self Storage NOTICE OF SALE STOP&STORE LLC. DBAOUTBACK SELF STORAGE Public Sale Notice is hereby given that on March 2, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. the undersigned Stop & Store LLC. DBAOutback Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property, believed to be household goods, stored with the undersigned Stop&Store LLC. DBA Outback Self Storage., 19545 West Hwy 40, Dunnellon FL. 34432. Tenants and units: Unit #C308 Nancy Priest HHG We reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. February 14 & 21, 2013 383-0221 RIV 03/08 Sale Date NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Superior Towing/C&M Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicle(s) 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. 1993 HONDA 1HGCB7695PA109226 February 21, 2013 384-0228 RIV 3/12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF SALE The following property will be sold at public auction per FLStat 677.209-10 for storage and other charges for which a lien on same is claimed. Auction is March 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Marinos Cars & Trucks Inc, 623B N Magnolia Ave, Ocala FL34475, phone 352-732-6011. No titles, as is, cash only. 1998 Honda Civic 2D VIN 2HGEJ6423WH107048 Owner: Mary Patricia Dipaula, Lessee: Shelly Steiner, Lienholder: American Honda Finance Interested parties, contact: State Filing Service, Inc. 772-595-9555 February 21 & 28, 2013 379-0221 RIV PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF INTENTION TO VACATE PLAT OR PORTION OF PLAT OF RAINBOW SPRINGS 5th REPLAT Notice is hereby given that, George P. Brown and Vickie L. Brown propose to petition the Board of County Commissioners of Marion County, Florida to adopt a Resolution to vacate and annul that certain Plat or portion of Plat of Rainbow Springs 5th Replat. The property to be vacated and annulled is described as follows: The 8 Drainage and Utility Easements lying between Lots 31 & 32, Block 165, Rainbow Springs 5th Replat, according to the plat thereof, as same is recorded in Plat Book T, Pages 46 through 59 of the Public Records of Marion County, Florida. Parcel #3297-165-032 This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 177, Florida Statutes. The Board shall consider a petition for vacation and resolution to vacate after required publication of this notice. Persons wishing to do so should provide their written comments on this subject to the Office of the County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34471, prior to the 7th day of March 2013. February 14 & 21, 2013 377-0221 RIVEstate of: Fiacco, Robert Case No. 2013 CP 183 F Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MARION COUNTY FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2013-CP-183-F Division: Judge Robbins IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT AUGUSTUS FIACCO a/k/a ROBERT A. FIACCO, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT AUGUSTUS FIACCO a/k/ ROBERT A. FIACCO, DR., deceased, whose date of death was January 11, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for MARION County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 110 N.W. First Ave., 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 February 14, 2013. Personal Representative: /s/Robert A. Fiacco 1659 Centerville Parke Lane Manakin-Sabot, Virginia 23103 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ 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 February 14 & 21, 2013 WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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